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Large Antique French Baroque Gilt Bronze Clock Set by Japy Freres

$3,877.71Asking Priceper set


A large and impressive original antique French Baroque clock set, beautifully made in gilt bronze. It is heavily and crisply modelled with lions masks, hairy paw feet, flowing foliage and surmounted by a bell. The front of the clock is modelled as a niche embedded in the overgrown foliage with fret work to the sides to allow a glimpse of the pendulum swinging within the case. Candelabra are conforming in style with 5 branches formed as foliage. The set has it's original snuffers which stow in the central nozzles when not in use. The dial is porcelain on copper with a bronze centre and it's original blued steel hands. The rear door is also glazed to allow the movement to be seen. The antique French movement is by Japy Frères and is of excellent quality. It runs for 8 days on one wind and strikes half-hourly on a bell. It has been fully restored in our workshop and is on excellent clean and running condition. The pendulum is a replacement. Condition of the case is excellent, gilding is bright with a clean finish, there is some very minor wear and discolouration in places. The candelabra are slightly distorted and one nozzle has an old repair. One front foot has a slight twist, possibly from new. The dial is also in good condition, there is a small chip near the right hand winding hole and some faint hairlines. The glass has a small chip to the edge of the glass. Japy Freres mark on the movement backplate Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required. Dimensions of clock: inches: Height 24 1/4", width 13", depth 5 1/4" centimetres: Height 61.5 cm, width 33 cm, depth 13 cm Dimensions of candelabra (with snuffers in): inches: Height 24", width 10 1/2", depth 10" centimetres: Height 61 cm, width 26.5 cm, depth 25.5 cm.


  • Creator
    Japy Frères (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.25 in. (61.6 cm)Width: 13 in. (33.02 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Baroque (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Repaired: Fully working and tested in our workshop. Wear consistent with age and use. Please see the description for the fully condition report.
  • Seller Location
    Belper, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: RSC23281stDibs: LU2496320522402

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Belper, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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