Antique Mantel Clocks

Object Type This type of large, elaborate clock was intended to make a grand statement on a drawing room mantelpiece or sideboard. The sculptural elements were a popular feature of clocks of the period. Time The gilt-bronze figure of a mounted North African warrior, the military trophies and the palm leaves that ornament the clock reflect the French colonial ambitions of the period. North Africa held a particular allure and writers such as Alphonse Daudet used the area as a setting for novels. Although mass-produced, the clocks were of a high quality and the firm won prizes at many national and international exhibitions. The clock case may have been retailed by H. Marc, who may also have made clocks as well as selling them. Marc, but the clock case is very coarse, which suggests that it came from a different supplier. Marc, Paris.

Ornate French Clock

These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. You can reduce the number of items displayed by entering a keyword that must be included in the description of the item. Japy Feres and Co French slate mantle clock with bell strike Show 1 more like this. A black marble mantle clock , 19th century, with maker’s mark for Japy Freres, of simple rectangular profile enclosing a white enamel dial with Roman, numerals and minute markings, raised on a spreading base with rounded edges… Show 3 more like this.

Japy freres clock dating. Nbsp Murmure Japy C, Japy an imaginative inventor of architectural ormolu case H cm deep antique pocket watch. Antique pocket.

Welcome to the clocks archive! As a courtesy to their new owners we do not disclose the prices. Looking to sell your clock? Please note we are unable to provide valuations except for our antiques sold by us or for our past and present clients. A stunning clock set ‘ Garniture de cheminee ‘ by Japy Freres , in beautiful clean and bright condition. Modelling of the set is superb, heavily formed with crisp, clean and well finished edges.

Antique mantel clocks

There are so many different types of clock to consider, in so many different styles, that it is important to consider different periods when buying a new timepiece. An early Louis XV ormolu cartel clock, after a design by Juste-Aurele Meissonnier, circa , with associated movement, the dial signed Robin, Paris. During the following Empire Period roughly , and in the time of the restoration of the monarchy during the s, there was a greater emphasis on the narrative quality of figurative sculpture on clocks.

The figures on the clock below represent a scene from the story of Hector in the Trojan wars. An Empire ormolu striking mantel clock, early 19th century, the case by Antoine-Andre Ravrio. Another important criterion is the shape and size of your clock.

19th c., the works marked by Japy Freres, Paris, of taberna on May 20, A very handsome and beautifully hand carved Swedish cartel clock dating.

Medal and Prize Dates. E xample of a Japy Freres Japy Brothers movement stamped to show they were awarded a medal at the Paris Exposition. This does not mean that the clock bearing the stamp is unique or will be the only one found with this stamping. It doesn’t even mean that the clock was necessarily made in It just means that Japy Freres won an award in , allowing them to display the award on their movements until the time a nother award might be won at a future exposition, such as the Paris Exposition.

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A superb quality French Napoleon III brass and gilt mantel clock with four bevelled glass edged sides. The clock has delicately pierced fretted panels with Greek key, anthemion and floral We believe there is A French brass cased mantel clock of slim proportions. An architectural pediment with decorative swag. Dentil cornice mouldings below the arch and sides.


The date of manufacture is on the back of the clock as pictured which is November and the Japy movement emblem is also according to date. The pendulum also original and has the same serial number as marked on several places on the clock This clock is working order. Clock is 14″ tall and 11″ wide. Skip to main content. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab.

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The development of the French carriage clock.

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A magnificent three piece mantel clock set from France is signed, “Tiffany and Co.​,” and the clock movement is signed “Japy Freres.” Dating from about.

Your search has returned results. SAVE your search to find out when items are available at auction. Tiffany Brass Mantel Clock, France, c. Welch Walnut Mantel Clock, Connecticut, c. Nickel and Glass Mantel Clock, beveled glass on all sides, brass bezel surrounding enameled Arabic numeral dial with outside escapement, brass, eight-day, time and strike, spring-powered movement, Philadelphia, ht.

19th century clocks by Japy Freres / Japy & Cie (France)

An imaginative inventor of all sorts of machines, he began his career as a watchmaker. He was the second born of a large family of twelve children. From childhood, he was introduced to craft activities and learned to live in a structured and supportive business environment. At age 17, he returned to Beaucourt to spend two years working in the workshop of his father.

– Antique Black Marble Japy Freres Mantle Clock.

Description Offered for sale is this impressive antique mantle clock. Dating from Beautifully painted porcelain dial with classical scene. Japy Freres movement. Sits on its original gilt wood stand with velvet covering. Has the original key and pendulum. Offered in lovely clean original condition. The porcelain dial is perfect. Working order. Its not been serviced for a number of years so would benefit from a service to make it prestine. Measure Overseas buyers please email for postage All my items are sold as described.

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Japy Freres Clocks (French Clocks)

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Rare Antique Clocks for Sale (Page 2) | M.S. Rau Antiques Manufactory: MeissenDating: circa Material: white porcelain, glossy finish, finest A JAPY FRERES GILT BRONZE MOUNTED SÈVRES STYLE MANTLE CLOCK, PARIS.

Before browsing through our selection of antique and vintage clocks for sale, we ask you to keep in mind that we try to be as accurate in our description as possible. But what we call good condition, you might think is fair condition. So we note any imperfections in each description box along side every picture. We research all our clocks but often we can only estimate when it was manufactured. Every clock is refurbished and comes with a key and a six month guarantee.

Mainsprings are not covered by this guarantee. The paper dial is in good condition. Overall Appearance: Good to Very Good. Gilbert Mantel Clock Porcelain No. Dial shows age. Replacment pendulum Overall Appearance: Good. Porcelain dial in good condition.

Quality Antique Porcelain & Brass Mantle Clock Japy Freres

Dating by Logos and Award Medallions E xample of a Japy Freres Japy Brothers movement stamped to show they were awarded a medal at the Paris Exposition. This does not mean that the clock bearing Not all clocks have serial numbers marked

Maison Raingo Frères, Paris, France, circa Early Japy Freres Antique French Ormolu Rococo Clock Date of Manufacture declared on all antiques.

Therefore it seemed useful and fun to give a lecture on the development of these clocks. This article is the written version of this lecture which was held in September in our shop. I hope that you will enjoy reading about these clocks. It is not possible to name all exeptions and nuances in a short article as this. But I do intend to explain the beginning and further development of the well known French carriage clock.

The development of these clocks runs partly paralel with the Capucines. These clocks also had to be ste up at the place where one was staying. The clock depicted here was made by J. It has striking work and alarm on a bell.

Japy Freres Antique Brass French Carriage Clock, Beveled Glass and Mercury Pendulum