PICART A REIMS
The shaped Rococo-style curvilinear case is adorned in sweeping floral elements that include c-scrolls, rocaille and shells, has engraved frets to the sides, glazed panels front and back and is surmounted by two doves representing love.
The well-lettered white porcelain dial has Roman numerals for the hours, Arabic numbers for the five-minute marks, is signed by the maker, ‘Picart A Reims’, has well cut and finished ormolu hands and a wonderful glazed ormolu hinged bezel.
The eight-day time and strike flat bottom movement has a silk-thread suspension, is stamped ‘2639’ and has countwheel striking on a bell.
Picart is listed as working in the mid-eighteenth century.
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