~ French – Circa 1880 ~
~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~
A large and superb antique French gilt bronze Rococo clock. It is flamboyantly modelled with bold scrolls of acanthus applied to the waisted case with a large urn of flowers to the top. The case is profusely pieced, allowing the pendulum to be seen gently swinging within.
The dial is porcelain enamel on copper with finely cut blued steel hands.
The French movement is of high quality and is by Louis Japy. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is a replacement. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. We have a video of the clock.
Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with some slight wear and discolourtion. The dial is also in excellent condition just some tiny nibbles to the winding holes.
Louis Japy clockmaker’s make on the movement backplate
Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required.
Dimensions of clock:
inches: height 20 1/4″, width 11″, depth 7 1/2″
centimetres: height 51.5 cm, width 28 cm, depth 19 cm.