Japy Freres Porcelain Clock
The Dancers

~ French - Circa 1890 ~

~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~

A beautiful porcelain clock depicting a charming scene of country dancers. It is very well modelled and decorated, full of life and movement. The movement is mounted in a Rococo base which is delicately painted with a floral swag. To the underside of the figural group is a decorators mark 'M.V.'

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The dial is cream enamel with a floral swag and blued steel hands.

The French movement is by Japy Freres. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is original. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Click the video clip below to hear the bell and watch the clock running!

Condition of the case is excellent, there's no damage to the porcelain, a small original firing fault to her foot and some wear to the over-glaze gilt decoration and some very slight marks to the rear of the case. Dial is also excellent with no damage. 

Japy Freres mark on the movement backplate. Decorators mark on the underside of the figures.

Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required.


Dimensions of clock:


Height 18 3/4", Width 10", Depth 5"



Height 48 cm, Width 25 cm, Depth 12.5 cm

About us - All of our clocks are original antiques, we source most of our clocks in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. We prefer to buy our clocks in original 'dirty' condition. We then clean the cases using a technique we have developed over many years. We employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free. 

Click the movie player below to see the this actual clock run -
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