Here is a great Antique Japy Freres Clock from France for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself!
Beautiful white onyx case on this clock. No cracks, splits or missing pieces. Only a small chip on the right front corner of the roof that goes around the bronze bus. This clock is French made by the firm Japy Freres, a high end maker of clocks. The clock dates to the 1890s.
The clock face is just gorgeous and intact. Beautiful porcelain face with applied flower and leafing and nice looking and easy to read black numbering. The gold colored hands match and appear appropriate to the clock. The hands do not show finish loss. There then is a gold colored trim plate around the face.
The concave beveled glass and bezel over the clock face look great. The glass is not blistered or cracked. The bezel is securely attached to the clock case.
This clock case is made of a polished onyx stone. All the great coloring and graining with the onyx case that give it a unique look from even any other clocks that were made to look just like it.
The front of the case has two nicely gold gilted columns on either side of the clock face. Both are loose at bottom, affixed at top. There there is a great looking gold gilted metal plate of flowering and leafing below the clock face. Then the unique trim accent is the full bust of a woman with a wreath behind her, both finished in gold gilt. The rear door of the clock case is securely attached
The clock has a nice spring wound brass movement on it. The Japy Freres logo and name is on the back plate of the movement. This is a pendulum run movement.
We have not had the clock long enough to determine if it is running and striking correctly. The wind springs feel sound when keyed. Does strike as expected when run manually, once on the half hour and the number of hours on the hour. The clock does come with a wind key. So, we are selling the clock in not running and striking condition at this juncture. Will update the clock running condition in the next few days once have had some time to set up, clean bushings pivot point and oil the movement.
The clock stands 13.5" tall, by 10" across, by 5.5" wide. The clock face is 3.75" across. This is a very heavy clock, so expect the shipping costs to reflect that. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
As can be expected when dealing with an antique clock, some adjustments may be needed after shipping to get the clock re-running correctly again as they can be very delicate. If you have not had experience with old mechanical clocks before, I would suggest you steer clear. One really needs to have the patience, and skill to work with these great works of art. They are not our modern plug in and go, or change the battery clocks. Please ask any questions relating to this matter, before you decide to purchase it.
Make sure that this clock meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
Don't be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions! You can also pick this clock up in Wilmington, DE should you not want to have the clock shipped to you. The clock may be partially disassembled to be more safely shipped to you. So, expect some reassembly.
Please check out our other Timeless Tokens store listings as we are regularly adding new items. We specialize in antique and vintage artwork, books, collectibles, furniture, musical instruments, paper ephemera, marine/nautical, and clocks/watches. Thanks for your business. (K16004).