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Lot 13: A Figural Mantel Clock with Antique-Like Couple, Mid-19th C
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Bronze, gold-plated and partially with dark patina, brass, metal
France, mid-19th century
Japy Frères & Cie. French clockmaker of the 19th century
Back plate signed Japy Frères and Linetaire Paris as well as numbered 69 and 2343
Circular brass movement, spring driven, lever escapement
8 day running duration
Count wheel half-hour striking mechanism on bell, spring suspension, brass pendulum
Gilt dial with Roman hour markers, outer minute ring, Breguet-hands
On multiply stepped base is positioned a dark rock upon which a young man is carrying a woman on his back
A winding key in included
Dimensions: 44.5 x 29.5 x 12 cm
The mantel clock is in very good condition bearing minor signs of age and wear. During in house testing the watch was functional. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed.
Japy Frères & Cie.
The company was founded in 1773 in Montbéliard by Fréderic Japy in the form of a small workshop for a mechanized production of watches. In 1777, it was transferred to Beacuourt, where two years later, about 50 employees were engaged with the production of movements. In 1806, his three sons were integrated into the company's management and Japy became an international business. After his father's death, the movements were signed with Japy Frères & Cie from 1850 onwards. In addition to the manufacture of watches in the course of the years more products were manufactured. Finally, the clock production had to be stopped in the 1930s. Today, however, Japy Frères & Cie produces engines under Renault. (nlu)
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