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Japy Freres et Cie

Information about French clockmakers Japy Freres et Cie

Japy Freres et Cie were French clockmakers, originally set up in circa 1771 in Beaucourt by Frederic Japy (1749-1812) for the purpose of making ebauches (blanks) for watch movements. However, by 1809 the business was also producing clock movement blanks.

By 1810, Frederic Japy's sons Frederic-Guillaume Japy, Louis-Frederic Japy and Jean-Pierre Japy had joined the firm. Soon after the death of of their father in 1812, the sons renamed the firm Japy Freres et Cie.

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Lot FS36/829

Lot FS36/829: Japy Frères À Paris For Victor Reclus, A Gilt-metal and Porcelain Mantel Clock

Japy Frères à Paris for Victor Reclus, a gilt-metal and porcelain mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the backplate stamped with the trademark of the roulant blanc maker, Japy Frères, Paris along with that of the clockmaker Victor Reclus, and the serial number 42808, the round white enamel dial having black Roman hour numerals and blued steel moon hands, the decorative shaped gilt-metal case with scroll and floral mounts having pink porcelain panels painted with a decorative floral and musical scene set to the front with two further panels either side below with a matching urn to the top, standing on a shaped gilt-wood base, height 28cm (clock) 32cm (including base).

Estimate: £250 - £350
Realised: £230

Lot FS29/855

Lot FS29/855: Japy Freres, Paris A Victorian Boulle-cased Mantel Clock

Japy Freres, Paris a Victorian boulle-cased mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a gong, the backplate stamped with the trademark of the maker Japy Freres & Cie, Paris, the round gilt dial with individual white porcelain plaques with blue Roman numerals, with decorative blued steel hands, the boule tortoiseshell case with engraved brass inlay, cast-brass mounts and finial to the pediment and cast feet to the shaped base, height 32cms.

Estimate: £280 - £320
Realised: £500

Lot FS29/859

Lot FS29/859: Japy Freres, Paris A Victorian Boulle Mantel Clock

Japy Freres, Paris a Victorian boulle mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a gong, the backplate stamped with the trademark of the maker Japy Freres & Cie, Paris, with a sunburst bob to the pendulum, the round gilt dial with individual white porcelain plaques with blue Roman numerals, with blued steel spade hands, the waisted boulle tortoiseshell case with engraved brass inlay, cast-brass mounts and finial to the floral pediment and cast feet to the base, height 31cms.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £440

Lot FS28/734

Lot FS28/734: Japy Frères À Paris, A Boulle Mantel Clock

Japy Frères à Paris, a boulle mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a gong, with a cast brass sunburst bob to the pendulum, the backplate stamped with the maker's mark and serial number Japy Frères à Paris, 39076, the round ivorine dial with black Roman numerals and blued steel hands, the waisted boulle case with engraved brass inlaid to the tortoiseshell with a glazed panel below the dial, with applied gilt-metal mounts and surmounted with a cast urn, height 43cm.

Estimate: £300 - £400
Realised: £420

Lot FS25/708

Lot FS25/708: Japy Freres, Paris, A Gilt Brass and Champleve Enamel Three-piece Clock Garniture

Japy Freres, Paris, a gilt brass and champleve enamel three-piece clock garniture, the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half hours on a bell, the backplate stamped with the trademark for Japy Freres of Paris, the silvered dial with black Roman numerals and enamel decoration to the centre and blued steel spade hands, the gilt-metal case with shaped pillars to the corners draped with winged putti with a further winged putto to the top of the arch, with a break-front base and surmounted by a lidded drum, all decorated with champleve enamel and engraved decoration, height 39cm, complete with a pair of two-light candelabra.

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Realised: £1,800

Lot FS25/709

Lot FS25/709: Japy Freres, Paris, A White Marble & Gilt-metal Mantel Clock

Japy Freres, Paris, a white marble & gilt-metal mantel clock, the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell and stamped with the trademark for Japy Freres, Paris, the round enamel dial with blue Roman numerals, Arabic five-minute numerals, decorative engraved brass hands, and signed for the retailer Howell James & Co, To the Queen, London, the shaped decorative white marble and gilt-metal case with floral & musical mounts and surmounted by a group depicting symbols of triumph including a torch and wreath, height 32.5cm.

Estimate: £100 - £200
Realised: £380

Lot FS23/597

Lot FS23/597: Japy Freres, Paris, A 19th Century Gilt Metal Mantel Clock

Japy Freres, Paris, a 19th century gilt metal mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with the backplate stamped with the trademark of the maker Japy Freres, and numbered 2689, the round white enamel dial with blue Roman hour numerals, Arabic five-minute markings and pierced and engraved decorative gilt-brass hands, the gilt metal case having curved sides to the base, female-head mounts to the arch, further floral mounts and surmounted by an urn, height 36cm.

Estimate: £300 - £400
Realised: £360

Lot FS22/809

Lot FS22/809: Japy Frères, Paris, An Onyx and Enamel Four-glass Mantel Clock

Japy Frères, Paris, an onyx and enamel four-glass mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a gong with the backplate stamped for the maker Japy Frères, the round ivorine dial with black Roman numerals, coloured swags of flowers between, gilt brass decorative hands and champlevé enamel decoration to the bezel, the four-glass case with onyx base and top, with further champleve enamelled decoration to the pillars and top, height 36cms.

Estimate: £250 - £300
Realised: £1,000

Lot FS21/821

Lot FS21/821: Japy Freres, Paris, A Boulle Mantel Clock

Japy Freres, Paris, a boulle mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half hours on a bell with the backplate stamped with the trademark of the maker of the blanc roulant Japy Freres, Paris along with the signature of the clockmaker John Hall, Paris, the cast brass dial with blue Roman numerals to the individual white enamel cartouches, with decorative blued steel hands, the waisted boulle case with engraved brass inlay to the red tortoiseshell with further boulle work to the inside floor and rear door, surmounted by a gilt-metal figure of a seated boy playing a musical instrument, with a glazed panel to the front, height: 40cm.

Estimate: £350 - £450
Realised: £800

Lot FS21/817

Lot FS21/817: Japy Freres, Paris, A French Gilt-metal Mantel Clock

Japy Freres, Paris, a French gilt-metal mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with the backplate stamped with the trademark of the maker Japy Freres with the serial number 2720, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, blued steel moon hands and signed with the retailer's name Withington, Taunton, the gilt-metal case having a classical female figure leaning against a decorative pillar with musical instruments to the top and a pair of doves to the side, standing on a shaped, decorative base stamped to the rear with the casemaker's name PH Mourey, all standing on a further gilt-wood base, height: 45cm (with base).

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £540

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