Here is a truly magnificent antique French time and strike mantle clock dating from 1867 that has been completely restored and repaired back to its former glory.
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This antique clock has all the charm and character of a fine French mantle clock and after its restoration looks superb and is sure to make an impact in any room of the house.
Sitting atop are those two delightful cherubs with the most angelic faces.
Inside the 8-day movement was made by Japy Freres and has of course been expertly restored as can be seen in the image and runs perfectly. It is a time and strike movement meaning it strikes on the hour and half hour and sounds so beautiful with the most delightful “ping” that will resonates wonderfully throughout a room.
The gilded case was made by the French artist and clock maker Phillipe Moures (1840 to 1910) and bears the year manufacture of “67” signifying 1867 which also correlates perfectly to the receipt of the panel makers.
To find the receipt dating from 1867 from the makers of the panels is such an exciting find and one that we have never come across before and is the kind of provenience that so many art collectors are always after.
Just looking at the lovely dial in superb condition will take your breath away as will the entire sculpture of this clock and is what a fine antique French clock is all about.
The base which too has been gilded in 24ct gold measures 31cm wide by 12.5cm deep by 4.5cm high and the clock itself measures 28cm wide by 10cm deep by 32cm high (36.5cm when sitting on the base) and the clock itself has small pins in its feet to rest it more safe and stable than without.
This is one of the most beautiful antique clocks that we have ever seen and one that we were so proud to be a part of in its restoration and an antique clock that is sure to always be admired, appreciated and commented on.
Maker: (Clock) Phillipe Moured
(Movement) Japy Freres
(Enamel panels) Godin
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