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Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock, made by Japy Frères, Paris, and retailed by "Hollin of Paris", ca. 1870

Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock, made by Japy Frères, Paris, and retailed by "Hollin of Paris", ca. 1870

Product Description:

The case with a nobleman standing to one side of the dial pointing to a box of items atop the dial, with large flower pot to the left of the dial and a fleur-de-lis finial centered above and behind the open box, all resting on a flat platform with drapery below and floral fenestrated ornamentation in the base, standing on curled acanthus leaf feet, the
white porcelain dial with fine Roman hour chapter, open minutes, Breguet steel hands and a small Brocot aperture above the twelve for altering the speed of the clock, the classic solid round brass plate, double spring powered movement of eight day duration with countwheel striking on the hour and half hour on a silvered bell, the countwheel visible (indicating a date pre-1880), the back plate stamped with the grand medal of honour medallion awarded to the Japy Frères firm twice (won in 1855 and again in 1867 at the Paris Universal Éxpositions), the name of the retailer (Hollin) appearing on the movement as well.


The prize winning movements of Japy Frères showing their winning medallions were used on the clock movements for decades after the award was given.

Dimensions:

Case: Height 10.75 in. x Width 15.5 in.

Condition:

There is the expected wear to the case gilding and there is a nice early patina remaining on the case. Some surface pitting and scratches to the back of the case. Apparently in fine working condition. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions. Note that Lofty does not guarantee the working condition of clocks.

Provenance:

Private collection, Chicago, Illinois

Questions:

Contact Us or call 1-646-679-6510

SKU: 01tj0000002wc5GAAQ

 
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Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock, made by Japy Frères, Paris, and retailed by "Hollin of Paris", ca. 1870

Listed price: $800.00
 

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