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A Garniture de Cheminee by Japy Freres et Cie

Clock: H: 19 in / 49 cm  |  W: 12 in / 30 cm  |  D: 6 in / 15 cm
Candelabra:  H: 21 in / 54 cm  |  Dia: 9 in / 23 cm

Description

Constructed in two colour ormolu, comprising a richly decorated mantle clock and two candelabra in the late Louis XVI manner; the breakfront form clock rising from foliate adorned toupie feet, having a central panel depicting musical trophies, the enamel dial depicting hours in Roman numerals, and the five minute intervals shown in Arabic numerals; the two train eight day movement strikes the hours on a bell, behind which is the makers mark set in a circle; elongated pine cones flank the sides, and over, a lidded Grecian urn; the side pieces have shaped elliptical bases on which sit putti holding cymbals; over the central column issues four side, and one central candleholder, with a snuffer.
French, Circa 1880

Literature

Japy Freres was founded by Frederic Japy (1749-1812/3); their factory was founded at Baderel in 1810, and passed into the hands of his sons, when the company became Japy Freres; later incorporated into Japy Freres et Cie, the firm worked for the whole of the 19th c, and closed only at the outset of the Second World War.

REF No. 8343

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