Pendulum, rare mantelpiece clock, signed “GIRARDAU”, gilded brass under original glass dome on wooden base, winding mechanism with pendulum, JAPY-FRERES, original key, Louis XV style, Napoleon III period, ca. 1880.
Pendulum, rare mantelpiece clock, signed “GIRARDAU”, gilded brass under original glass dome on wooden base, winding mechanism with pendulum, JAPY-FRERES, original key, Louis XV style, Napoleon III period, ca. 1880.

French Napoleon III mantel clock, gilded brass, Girardeau and Japy Frères, 8-day time and strike mechanical winding movement with pendulum, ca. 1880.

Clock with glass dome: H 42.5 cm W 40 cm D 17 cm

 800,00

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We see a beautiful, large, partly gilded brass mantle clock or mantel clock. She stands on a high oval gold-lacquered wooden base with four diabolo-shaped feet. It is covered with the original undamaged glass dome with a braided brown velvet cord at the bottom. The mantel clock is built in Louis XV style with symmetrical curled legs and C-volutes. The right leg at the back is marked with “47 Girardau 47”. The corpus consists of a block shape with all kinds of rococo elements. The pendulum is crowned at the top center at the back with a flag, stabbing weapons, a cannon and a fence with flowers. To the left of it we see the figure of a hunter with a trumpet in the right hand and some kind of drinking vessel in the left hand and a backpack. To the right of it a female figure with a wide skirt, a bottle in the right hand and a wine barrel on the left. It seems that it is about the memory of the French Revolution? Almost in the center is a round barrel-shaped movement with a hinged round glass front door with a white enamel porcelain dial with black Roman numerals for the indication of the hours, within a pearl rim. The dial has a fine vertical hairline on its right side that is almost unobtrusive. The clock is equipped with an 8-day “time and strike” mechanical winding movement with pendulum and a semi-spherical metal bell. Rings on the hour and half hour. The gold-plated cardan is marked “3565” and the capital letters “H.L.E.”. She was made by the company Japy-Frères. For more than a century, the Japy family managed to create a veritable industrial empire of timepieces and hardware on the territory of Belfort. Founded by Frédéric Japy at the end of the eighteenth century, the Japy Frères company (formed by his five sons) was the second French company, in terms of capital, during the Second Empire. Nearly 5,000 workers worked in the Japy factories at the end of the nineteenth century. Original partly gilded metal pendulum, also marked with “3565”. At the front 2 winding openings for the available supplied matching key. This French mantel clock can be dated around the 1880s, Napoleon III period.
 
Condition: the dark brown velvet cord is somewhat worn at the back, almost inconspicuous fine hairline in the enamel plate, small defect on the neck of the man, otherwise in very good and working condition (recently professionally checked).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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