Glittering Gilt and Sevres Style Porcelain Antique Clock - by Japy Freres.
~ French - Circa 1870 ~
~~ Very Good Condition ~~
A most beautiful French figural clock. The Sevres style porcelain panels are beautifully painted with cherubs. The front lower panel is painted with a classical portrait and floral swags. The clock is surmounted by St Genevieve - Patron Saint of Paris. She liked to worship at night - holding a torch which the devil attempts to extinguish. Born in Nanterre near Paris, France, c. 422; died in Paris, c. 500. Genevieve was born in a village on the outskirts of Paris during the time of Attila the Hun.
The case is by the famous maker P.H. Mouney, an is of typically high quality. The base of the clock is decorated with floral swags and scrolls which are also very nicely modelled.
The movement is of good quality and is by the famous maker Japy Freres - his mark is on the back plate - see the picture below. It runs for 8 days and strikes on a bell. Click here to hear the bell strike!, Click here to hear the clock running!
Condition of the clock is very good. The gilding is bright and in good condition - it may have been refinished. There are some very minor bubbles in the gilding and some discolouration in areas - gilt wax will help to even the colour. There is some minor loss to the floral decoration above the side panels - this is noticeable only on close inspection. The porcelain panels are in very good condition. As usual the painted gilt decoration on the porcelain has rubbed. There are no chips or cracks in the porcelain. The clock displays beautifully.
The movement is in excellent unrestored running condition, It runs and strikes perfectly. The previous owner has made a brass dust cover for the movement which is easily removed if not required. The clock is complete with pendulum (old but not original) bell and a key.
Very decorative addition to your
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