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Rare Antique French 8Day Gothic Bronze & Sevres Porcelain Automaton Mantel Clock


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Information:
Clock Type: Automaton cathedral mantel clockMaker: Japy Freres
Age: C1850Working Order: Yes
Type: Mantel/ Carriage ClockDial / Face: Sevres Porcelain
Sub-Type: Mantel ClockMovement / Mechanism: French 8 Day 2 Train gong Strike automaton top bell strike
Style/ Origin/ Theme: Victorian, gothic cathedral designCountry Of Manufacture: French
Material: bronze ormolu, sevres porcelainDuration Of Movement: 8 Day
Features: 8-Day, bronze mounts, Original ormolu finish to the mounts, totally untouched condition, Cathedral designed case, very rare clock
Original Description:
Powered by Rare Antique French 8Day Gothic Bronze & Sevres Porcelain Automaton Mantel Clock Description About Us Delivery Returns Contact us Description Case - Gilt bronze ormolu gothic style case with original ormolu finish is in excellent condition, the k...night figures and armoury mounts give a fantastic display look, at the top you have the automaton bell strike, 7 matching sevres porcelain panels are in excellent condition with kings and queens hand painted portraitsDial - Matching sevres porcelain dial with roman numerals and original filigree hands. Dial is in excellent clean condition protected by its glazed bezelMovement - French 8 day gong striking movement with original pendulum in full working order, automation top bell strike is all in full working order as you can see in the video belowMeasurements - 18 inches high x 13.5 inches wide x 7 Inches deepMaker - Japy FreresDate - C1850IMG 4231 - YouTubeVideo will open in a new window
Using the eBay App? Paste link into a browser window:[isdntekvideo] Important Please Read: ALL antique clocks after transport no matter how well they have been looked after or serviced may require setting up, adjustments and setting into beat when you receive them and i always recommend a professional or an experienced clock person to do this correctly for you. Unfortunately with some clocks it is not a matter of unpacking them, putting the pendulum on and away they go, some clocks will need the extra adjustments and setting into beat so please remember this before bidding. Most clocks will be ok and will not need any additional adjustments but please bear in mind this may not be the case. Any clocks returned because of setting up issues or adjustments needed after transit then a fee will be applicable. For your piece of mind we test all our clocks here before they are sent out and any issues are either sorted or described in the add, the clock will not have any problems as they are tested vigorously before sending. Please read my full terms and conditions by clicking on the returns tab above. Good luck and happy bidding   PLEASE NOTE: I have just received some excellent quality bracket clocks from a private collection all of which have been well looked after all of which will be listed over the next few weeks. Some excellent quality bracket clocks please keep your eyes open over the next few months  THE CASE This is a very very rare antique French automaton top bell stike gothic style mantel clock, you have an absolutely amazing design with the knight and armoury decorations which go around the whole case with matching themed kings and queens portrait sevres porcelain panels, the clock has a 8 day gong striking movement in full working order with the automaton top bell hammer being attached as you can see in the video above and working in accordance with the movement with the top bell and hammer striking as the gong strikes to movement an extremely rare feature. What a display clock this is and a real eye catcher and a pleasure to watch when on display The case features a fantastic gothic design with a knight figure carrying a flag on either side as well as a knight armoury mount, these are all in excellent condition. To the top you have a cathedral style bell which is fully automation in accordance with the movement The case has 7 high quality hand painted sevres porcelain panels with kings and queens portrait deigns, they panels are all in excellent undamaged condition and match the theme of the clock perfectly

The case is in excellent condition for age with it having its original ormolu finish to the bronze with an absolutely amazing look with various decorations, there is very minimal wear to the ormolu finish but only what you would expect to find and adds to its character and authenticity THE DIAL The clock features a matching sevres porcelain dial with roman numerals and original filigree hands. The dial is in excellent condition for age with hand painted decoration to he centre of 2 angels and a crest, the dial is protected by its glazed brass bezel  THE MOVEMENT The movement is also of high quality being an 8 day French gong striking movement with an original pendulum and automaton feature to the top cathedral bell. The movement is in full working order keeping time and striking the gong when it should every half hour and comes with a new winding key, the movement is signed by the maker Japy Freres The clock has the special feature of the automaton top bell hammer which moves with the activation of the strike and as the hammer hits the gong in the base the top hammer strikes the bell, you can see this in the video above 
The movement is in full working order keeping good time as you can see in the video above. It comes with a 6 months return to base warranty 
 
MEASUREMENTS The clock measures 18 inches high x 13.5 inches wide x 7 inches deep  APPROX DATE  Circa 1850 This is a perfect very very rare automaton gothic mantel clock which would be a sure investment clock and a beautiful display piece. Looks absolutely fantastic wherever it is displayed and a true talking point of any room. Exceptional clock which will only grow in value and one of the best ones i have ever had the pleasure to offer for sale

 
Reasons why you should buy your antique clock from Times & Chimes Ltd !!! 

 We understand buying an antique clock is a big decision and we are very well experienced in current market's. We have many years experience in buying and selling original antique clocks which are carefully sourced and many from private collections and we know exactly what buyers expect when purchasing such a prized possession and a potential investment. Here are some of the main reasons why you should buy your antique clocks from us for complete piece of mind 
 
 
1 -  We offer the very best customer service before, during and after the sale
 2 -  Six month return to base warranty on mechanisms
 3 -  All our original antique clocks are of high quality and carefully sourced
 4 -  Every clock we sell are tested for a minimum of 1 week before being offered for sale
 5 -  We have earned a consistently excellent track record of sales with 100% Feedback
 6 -  All our items are professionally packed and dispatched promptly
 7 -  All clocks are sent with world leading couriers on a priority service with full online tracking 
About Us Times And Chimes Ltd are a Gloucestershire based company that specializes in selling all kinds of antique clocks including grandfather clocks, regulator clocks, bracket clocks, fusee clocks, french clocks, automaton clocks, musical clocks, wall clocks, carriage clocks and mantle clocks.We pride ourselves on our expertise which we have acquired after dealing in clocks for over 20 Years and have a vast knowledge of various aspects of antique clocks. We have a team of professionals who deal with different aspects of the business

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service before, during and after all sales and as such we have built up an excellent reputation worldwide with many happy customers who keep returning to us for their clock purchases. Please check out our thousands of positive feedbacks
We buy and sell all antique clocks at valuations based on their quality and originality. We have bought many private collections over the years and we continually search for private collections for sale. We have a great reputation worldwide for the clocks we have sold over the years and have many returning customers.  All our antique clocks are carefully sourced from private collections and other sources and we deal in only good original antique clocks Please visit our clock restoration page on top which gives more information on the clock repair services we provide. Please contact us for a price if you have a clock that needs a service  Delivery All my items will be packed professionally using plenty of leading packaging supplies including soft foam, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, cardboard boxes and custom made wooden crates where appropriate. We have an excellent shipping record and have sent thousands of parcels throughout the globe with excellent success record

Shipping prices include professional packaging materials, boxes, and priority service with a full online tracking number
 
I will only use professional couriers mainly Fedex which will provide a full tracking number which can be tracked online  Different countries have different customs rules so please check with your customs office for custom duties and taxes as these are the buyers responsibility. Full invoice amounts will be declared as i am required by law
Returns All bids and purchases are legally binding and non paying bidders will be reported to ebay and legal action taken

Payments are to be made within 3 days of Purchase

6 Months Return To Base Warranty On Mechanism

All our clocks are tested for a minimum of 1 week before listing onto ebay and working condition is clearly stated above

No matter how well antique clocks have been serviced they will need final adjusting and setting into beat after transport and a professional person is advised and may be required in order to do this so please bear this in mind before bidding

If on the rare occasion you receive a clock that has a problem or does not work after initial set up and adjusting by a professional person then we reserve the right for you to return the mechanism for repair by myself

There will be no refunds if the mechanism needs repair. I reserve the right for the mechanism to be returned to me for repair 

I offer a 6 months return to base warranty on all my mechanisms (unless stated not working in description)

In case of a problem after a professional has attempted to set the clock up you can return the mechanism back to me for repair

Please do not take the mechanism to a local clock maker/repairer as this will render the warranty void. All repairs needed to the mechanism will be carried out by myself and not by a 3rd party clock maker/repairer unless agreed by myself beforehand. please contact me in the first instance to arrange return of the mechanism for repair by myself

Shipping the mechanism back to me will be at the buyers cost and i will pay to get the mechanism back to you after repair

All repair costs will be met by myself for 6 months after purchase. If a mechanism is faulty after 6 months then i can offer a repair service for a discounted price but this cost will be met by the buyer if after 6 months of purchase

I can also offer a repair service and servicing of all antique clocks at a good rate for other clocks in your collection etc. Please contact me for a quote if you have another movement that requires servicing Contact us To contact us please click on ask seller question tab or call the customer service numbers provided by ebay at the bottom of the listings page You may also be interested in: Rare Antique French Empire Bronze Ormolu Portico Table Regulator Mantle Clock£0.99View itemRare Antique French 8 Day Gilt Metal Tiger Attacking Elephant Mantle Clock£0.99View itemAmazing Antique French Empire Bronze Ormolu Cathedral Mantle Clock Under Dome£0.99View itemAmazing Antique French Empire Bronze & Silvered Cathedral Automaton Mantle Clock£0.99View itemRare Large Vintage English Single Fusee Congreve Mystery Automation Table Clock£0.99View itemAntique French 8 Day Striking Bronze Ormolu & Marble Figural Mantle Clock£0.99View item On 10-May-19 at 20:40:42 BST, seller added the following information:



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