French Bronze Gilt and Porcelain Mantel Clock by Japy Freres
An extremely good quality French bronze gilt mantel clock with finely cast acanthus leaf moulding design, scrolling foliate side mounts with etched floral design to the sides finished with floral garland over the dial. The clock has inset turquoise panels which are delicately hand painted and have applied white and red beaded detail with gilt decoration. The finely painted centre panel shows a male presenting a female with a cake in traditional Louis XVI attire .The clock is surmounted with a porcelain and gilt urn and is adorned with bronze gilt handles and acorn finial.
The decorative dial has Roman numerals and the movement is a French eight day which strikes the hours and half hours on a bell.
The movement back plate is stamped with the makers name:-
Height - 15 inches
Width - 9 inches
Depth - 5 inches
Circa - 1870