A very detail and interesting antique cast porcelain figural mantel clock ca 1890 with Japy Freres movement. The movement properly marked with the logo for Japy Freres Medaille d' Honneur, and is eight day time and bell-striking. The clock keeps good time and chimes with a mellow sound.
Porcelain dial is perfect with no chips or hairlines. Convex glass has some small tiny chips around the edges. Brass bezel with convex glass closes the front door tight. The back brass door has a small knob for easy door opening.
Porcelain clock case on each front side of the clock has angel figures with a pretty woman's face, also both clock sides have a lion's head with a gold ring in the mouth. Front clock legs have dolphin's head on each side.
The clock case is in very good condition and does not have any visible chips, cracks or hairlines...But, the right angel figure probably was professionally restored where the right wing of this angel is attached to the body...it's hard to tell. We cannot see any visible repairs. There is a slightly different color between those angels. Also hand painted face and hair on the right angel are different from the left angel. So, we came to conclusion that there was probably a professional repair to attached wing and maybe to the top body of the right angel figure...Please look at the pictures, and you will see what we are talking about...
Overall the clock case "strikes" you with it's beauty...the more you look, the more you enjoy looking, and the more you get appreciation of this artistic craftsmanship. We love it...
The maker of this porcelain is unknown, and we could not identify the mark on the bottom of the clock case. We gladly appreciate any comments and identifications about this porcelain clock case.
Dimensions: 14" H x 8.5" W x 5.5" D
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