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carriage clock by Japy Freres - Details:
French carriage clock with sweep seconds, alarm, and
half-hour repeat on a bell in a one-piece case was
manufactured by Japy Freres, Beaucourt, in 1860 and
stamped on the back plate with an oval indicating
the Grand Medal of Honour won in 1855 and number 88.
ormolu escapement platform is highly engraved with
a scrolled floral pattern.
One-piece cases originated with Paul Garnier around
1835 and had the advantage of more rigidity and strength
but with a delicate and fully glazed appearance.
were more costly to build as it required the four
uprights to be brazed to the top casting and then
the finish work was more time consuming. The
brass case has a nice patina and no scratches, but
there is a small chip at the bottom of one of the
glazed side panels.
clock runs well but has not been cleaned or serviced
recently. The white enamel faceplate has a hairline
crack at the bottom by the alarm dial.
6.5 high to top of handle
Left - Side