Porcelain Panelled Carriage Clock
A porcelain panelled carriage clock; the eight-day duration movement has a platform lever escapement and strikes the hours and half-hours on a gong with push button repeat of the last hour at will. The backplate is stamped with the serial number 2183 and has certain attributes similar to clocks made in Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont by Holingue frères, blanc roulant maker to Drocourt.
The pink porcelain dial has raised gilt decoration, depicting red and white flowers, with the centre decorated with ducks in flight, whilst the chapter ring has black Roman numerals and blued steel spade hands. The matching pink porcelain side panels are decorated with ducks taking flight from reeds to one side and ducks on the water with mountains behind on the other, both within oval framing.
The gilded brass Corniche case has a three-bail handle and oval top glass.
Leigh Extence Note: The panels on this clock are near-identical, although in a different hand, to those seen on a decorative Drocourt carriage clock offered at Hannam’s auctioneers in April 2018, serial number 29607.
Price: On Application
Provenance: Derval Antiques: The Derek Roberts Collection