Antique French Gilt Bronze Drum Head Clock Classical Lions Japy Large C1870

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Seller: dragon-antiques (5.101) 100%, Location: Derbyshire, Heart of England, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153445491402 Favourite Seller? - Click to add! Antique French Gilt Bronze Drum Head Clock by Louis Japy ~ French - Circa 1870 ~ ~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~ A large, imposing and heavy original antique French gilt-bronze clock. It is a beautifully made drum head clock in the classical style of Louis XVI and retailed by G. Philippe, of the prestigious Gallery Montpensier of the Palais Royal. The movement is mounted in a large drum with super lions mask handles and a large urn to the top. It stands on an elaborate and heavily modelled base with laurel leaves and large scrolls and sturdy, reeded corner columns. The clock is modelled in the round and the rear door is glazed to allow the movement to be seen. To base has fabric backed sound frets to the four sides. The large dial is also gilt bronze with 12 individual enamel cartouches and is complete with it's original blued steel hands. The French movement is by Louis Japy and is of high quality. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is a replacement. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Click the video clip below to hear the bell and watch the clock running. G. Philippe is listed in Tardy, Dictionnaire Des Horlogers at the Gallery Montpensier, Palais Royal, Paris in 1870. Condition of the case is excellent, beautifully clean and bright with some minor wear, discolouration and marks. The dial is also in excellent condition with just a fine hairline through the number one cartouche. We have renewed the red fabric. The original glass has some slight marks / chips to the edge. Louis Japy mark on the movement backplate along with the retailer's mark of G. Philippe Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required. Dimensions of clock: inches Height 17 1/4", Width 10 1/2", Depth 6" centimetres Height 44 cm, Width 27 cm, Depth 15 cm About us - All of our clocks are original antiques, we source most of our clocks in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. We prefer to buy our clocks in original 'dirty' condition. We then clean the cases using a technique we have developed over many years. We employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free. International Shipping is no problem - fully insured We use a premium courier such as UPS, DHL etc or a dedicated/specialist antiques courier. RSC 3091 Please email any questions to Julie(at)Dragon-Antiques.com. or phone 01773 829629 (uk) ++44 1773 829629 (international) >> See more in our Shop >> 古董壁爐鐘或表 古董壁炉钟或表 ا لعتيقة ساعة رف أو الساعاتстаринные часы каминные или часы Customer satisfaction is always guaranteed at Dragon Antiques! Condition: Fully working and tested. Condition of the case is excellent, beautifully clean and bright with some minor wear, discolouration and marks. The dial is also in excellent condition with just a fine hairline through the number one cartouche. We have renewed the red fabric. The original glass has some slight marks / chips to the edge., Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Material: Bronze, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Features: Dragon-Antiques.com, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: French

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