Lot 24: A Florally Engraved Bone Veneered Mantel Clock, France, c. 1850
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Wood, ebonized, bone, engraved and heightened with black, brass, metal
France, c. 1850
Japy Frères & Cie. French clockmaking company
Back plate signed Japy Frères & Cie as well as numbered 1745
Circular brass movement, spring driven, lever escapement
8 day running duration
Count wheel half-hour striking mechanism on bell, spring suspension, brass pendulum
Brass dial with relief, the center with crown, drapery and medallion with profile, 12 bone cartouches with Roman hour markers, outer minute ring, open-work steel hands
Multiply stepped base on four claw-feet, the clockwork within cylindrical element
Veneered throughout with florally and ornamentally engraved bone platelets heightened with black
A winding key is included
Dimensions: 29 x 34.4 x 14 cm
Provenance: private property Schleswig-Holstein
The clock is in good condition bearing usual signs of age and wear. Bone occasionally with tension cracks and rubbing. During in-house testing, the timepiece was running, no guarantee on long term precision and regularity.
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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