French Porcelain and Bisque Mantel Clock
French Porcelain and Bisque pottery mantel clock with floral decoration and gilded garlands supporting a French Nobleman and his mistress. Beautifully decorated with an enamel dial and Roman numerals to the French eight day movement with outside countwheel strike signed ‘Miroy Freres a Paris’. The movement numbered 1135, the pendulum also marked 1135. C.1855.
‘Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World’ by Brian Loomes lists Miroy Freres as working in Paris from 1851 to 1860. They also opened a shop in London in 1863, which later became Miroy, Requier & Co. And were still trading in both Paris and London until 1881.