19th Century French ormolu and Sevres porcelain bracket clock
Lot 259
A 19th Century French ormolu and Sevres porcelain bracket clock with Japy Frere stamp, numbered 7502
Sold for £850 (US$ 1,451) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Chester Sale Chester
4 Sep 2012 15:00 BST

Auction 19901
Lot Details
A 19th Century French ormolu and Sevres porcelain bracket clock
with Japy Frere stamp, numbered 7502
Having an elaborate case surmounted with an urn decorated with goats heads and laurel swags, the case flanked by heads of Pan, raised on a plinth supported on adjustable squat bun feet, the pink enamel 4 inch segmented Roman dial decorated with flowers, the twin train movement with anchor escapement striking on a bell, stamped "Japy Freres & Cle-Gold Medaille De Honour 1855" in a roundel, the case, mechanism and porcelain plaques all numbered 7502. (lacking pendulum) 37cms.

Footnotes

  • Frederick Japy (1749-1812) was born in Beaucort, France. In 1779 he patented machinery for making clock and watch parts using unskilled workers via methods of industrial mass production. After his death the work was carried on by his sons, who in 1812, formed "Societe Japy Freres". The five brothers traded under the name "Japy Freres" from 1837. After 1854 "Japy Freres et Cie" appeared, followed in 1928 by "Societe Anonyme des Establissments Japy Freres".
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