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Lot 0085
A LARGE FRENCH NAPOLEON III GILT SPELTER AND SÈVRES STYLE PORCELAIN MANTEL CLOCK, MID 19TH CENTURY, CASE BY P.H. MOUREY, MOVEMENT - JAPY FRERES.PHILLIPE H. MOUREY - case, JAPY FRERES - movement. Dimensions: height on stand – 41,2 cm, clock: height - 36,5 cm, width – 53,5 cm, depth – 15 cm, wooden stand: height – 4,6 cm, width - 55,7 cm, depth – 18 cm.Rare, large size clock made of gilt spelter. The back of the clock case stamped "10 PH Mourey 71", what indicates the case was made in October 1871, the movement stamped "Japy Freres", the porcelain dial flanked by a seated classical female both sides, relief moulded base inset with 'Sevres' polychrome porcelain plaques, presented on a giltwood base with silk velvet top.10 cm porcelain dial with gold painted Roman numerals, foliate pierced gilt hands, twin train movement striking full and half hours on a bell, 8 days power reserve. Backplate od the movement stamped JAPY FRERES & C. / EXP[ositio]N 1855 / G[rande] MED[aille] D’HONN[eur], for the Grand Medal of Honour granted during the Exhibition in Paris and numberd: 229 / 6 9. The trophy from Paris Exhibition could be used by manufacturer for ten years only, what can precisely date the movement to be manufactured between 1855 and 1865.Phillipe H. Mourey (1840-1910) - reputable and gifted sculptor famous for designing/making clock cases in 19th c. France. Cooperated with Japy Freres & Cie clock maker, but movements made by several makers can be housed in his cases. IMPORTANT NOTICE: We do not guarantee functionality of the movement! We suggest professional overhaul after purchase.


good overall condition, minor marks and scratches, case needs cleaning. Base of wood probably painted later, velvet worn.

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Estimate €1,000 - €1,500Mar 28, 2017