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An Impressive Large Ormolu Mounted Boulle Mantel / Bracket Clock, Circa 1880

  • Maker: Japy Freres, Paris
  • Date: 1880
  • Height: 80cm Width: 38cm Depth: 16cm
  • Price: 4,250

 

Overview

A fine example of a late 19th century French tortoise shell and cut brass inlaid Boulle mantel clock in the Louis XV style.

Case

The fine quality Boulle work of black shell veneer delicately inlaid with shaped cut brass and mounted with beautifully cast original gilded ormolu mounts (fine gilded bronze).
The stylish Rococo shape case with locking glazed door (original lock and key) revealing the original gilded sunburst pendulum. The interior also decorated with Boulle work to the inside of the rear door and a Trompe-l'oeil effect to the floor. The top surmounted with a beautifully modelled figure of Pheme, the Greek goddess of fame with her trumpet.

Dial

The decorative pressed gilt dial with 12 individual enamel cartouches with blue Roman numerals and further outer Arabic numbered cartouches

Movement

The fully restored eight day French movement by Japy Freres of Paris is of the highest quality, being the large square plated version of the Pendule de Paris movement, striking the hours and half hour on a curled blued steel gong of excellent tone. Movement stamped and numbered.

Hands

Blued steel hands.

A beautiful quality clock of impressive proportions with the brass inlay and shell veneer in excellent condition and the ormolu mounts retaining their original gilding.
The movement fully serviced by our horologist who is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute and recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Clockmakers Company bronze medal.


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Case 1

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Case 2

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Case 3

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Movement 1

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Movement 2

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Dial

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