19c Gilt Bronze Copper & Porcelain Figural Cherub Clock W/ Japy Freres Movement
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19c Gilt Bronze Copper & Porcelain Figural Cherub Clock W/ Japy Freres Movement:
19C GILT BRONZE COPPER & PORCELAIN FIGURAL CHERUB CLOCK W/ JAPY FRERES MOVEMENT
This listing is for very handsome 19th century French gilt bronze and hand painted porcelain figural mantle clock. The clock has a Japy Freres & Cie movement and was retailed by the Schneider Campbell Company Union Square, New York.
The clock measures 21" high or 53.3 cm and 15 1/2" or 39.4 cm wide and features an ornate base with arabesque form feet at the sides and 4 round feet at the front. Across the front of the stepped base is low relief panel with vines, leaves and berries. At the top of the base are two winged cherubs sitting on scrolling acanthus leaves with a large swag of flowers before them. The cherubs are copper over bronze and have excellent attention to detail. This base supports and urn shape porcelain clock body, which all hand is painted with cherubs as well. The clock face is porcelain with raised bubble design and Roman numerals. The clock face is mounted in bronze with gilt bronze mounts and hinged door with beveled glass. The clock has two bronze handles in the form of lion’s heads with ropes in their mouths. The clock has a large bronze finial at the top with 2 doves perched on flowers.
The dial is marked “SCHNEIDER CAMPBELL & CO UNION SQUARE NEW YORK”. This is for a 19th century company that sold imported French clock in New York City. The movement is marked “JAPY FRERES & CIE MED D’ HONNEUR” along with the numbers “2363 4.1”.
The condition of the clock is very good. The bronze and copper have their original patinas and the hand painted porcelain is quite fine. The clock has its original pendulum and comes with a key for winding. The clock is running, it is an eight day time and strike affair which rings and counts the gong at the back of the clock at the half and full hour. Please see the many photographs for more on the look and condition of this fine French bronze and porcelain clock.
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