Some manufacturers had clocks with a typical pendulum, characteristic of their brand or bearing the trademarks image. Carter's Price Guide to Antiques in Australasia is Registered Trademark of John Furphy Pty. We offer full engineering support and work with the best and most updated software programs for design SolidWorks and Mastercam. Show 4 more like this, French gilt bronze three piece clock garnitures, comprising a white marble clock mounted with a winged putti and scantly clad female holding a garland of flowers, fitted with bronze panels below This one is also in French. Show 7 more like this, A French figural mantle clock in the Louis XV style, later 19th century, with maker's marks for Japy Freres Ltd. trading as CARTER'S Publications. Show 7 more like this, An antique domed gilt and porcelain French clock, late 19th century, movement by Japy Freres et Cie, rear of case marked Brunfaut, the bell striking drum head clock having a porcelain dial with Roman numerals centred with a garland, A fine Louis XV style ormolou clock, 19th century, with maker's mark of Japy Freres; the dial by Rodier Paris, the mantel clock richly cast and pierced in the rocaille manner with scroll Show 1 more like this, Antique French Japy Freres clock garniture, with 8 day striking movement (bell) in figural marble and ormolu case (H52 cm approx) flanked by pair urn form garnitures. Who knows? A loose key, in the long run, skins the winding pivot. Sometimes clock sellers lend themselves to this game to get a better price, but in doing so, alter the value of an old clock by hiding the changes. Show 5 more like this, Japy Freres, 19th century French mantel clock It'll take two minutes and I'd be very grateful. For example, the very earliest longcase clocks had square dials but a new fashion for arched dials came along in the 1720s and as the fashion caught on, some clock dials were updated either with a new dial or by bolting on an arch. Show 11 more like this, A French bronze and Sevres porcelain mantle clock garniture, circa 1880, with movement by Japy Freres, case marked B I to lozenge The clock is the primary source of identification.
Drum movement striking on a gong. The purpose is to sell the clocks at a low price in large stores. 2022 John Furphy Pty. I have more books on clocks that I care to count and certainly more than most libraries so email me the details and I'll check the details. Show 12 more like this, A slate and marble mantle clock with Hardy Bros. Sydney clock face and Japy Freres / Japy & Cie France marked movement, height 30 cm Most are in English. Enlarge any name, acronym, trademark, on the dial, on the clock itself or inside, or on the movement. Show 2 more like this, Japy Freres alabaster mantle clock having a gilt metal face flanked by two pairs of columns with a raised cherubic frieze. Show 3 more like this, A 19th century French gilt metal and spelter mantel clock, the gothic base with porcelain panels to the arcaded fascia flanking a white enamel dial with Roman numerals and Breguet type hands, surmounted by a bronzed spelter ecclesiastical figure group Signed 'E. Show 1 more like this, Antique French Japy Freres mantel clock, with striking movement (bell) in figural ormolu case, contained in a glass dome and timber base, key and pendulum included, 43 cm high (dome), A black marble mercury regulator clock, late 19th century, with marker's mark for Japy Freres It's spent a lot of time in the US where it was restored so the name on the dial could just be someone's fantasy. Most of the time, if any, you will find the models name on a sticker or a label glued to the case or in the manufacturer catalog. Besides, there is an American author-collector, Tran Duy Ly, who has bothered to collate several manufacturers clock models through the catalogs over the years. Show 6 more like this, An ormolu cartel clock in the Louis XV style, 19th century, with maker's mark for Japy Freres, Lavishly cast and pierced with rocaille forms, and having an enamel dial with blue Roman numerals, minute markings and pierced hands; with key and pendulum Show 1 more like this, A mahogany Empire style portico clock, 19th century, with maker's mark for Japy Freres, with an architectural pediment and an applied gilt bronze pierced ornament, similar to the base, four columns with engine turned and tooled capitals and bases Take a look at the top illustration opposite from a 10in fuse dial clock, for example. Show 6 more like this, A French Gilted mantel clock, the enamel dial flanked by the Labour allegory, two train movement, the mechanism marked 'Japy Freres and Cie, Medaille d'Honneur', the clock on a composite base, under wood. Show 1 more like this, A Napoleon III black marble and spelter figural clock, 19th century, with maker's mark for Japy Freres et Cie, Godead of Paris Some books can still be purchased new, although published in the 1990s or early 2000s. Ansonia used that movement for several years after obtaining the patent, and this, in several models. Show 1 more like this, Antique French Japy Freres ormolu mantle clock with handpainted courting and cherub inset decoration, untested key and pendulum unavailable, height 46.5 cm, Good vintage slate architectural mantle clock movement marked for Japy Freres, France, key and pendulum available, height 34 cm The following flowchart guides you through the exam of what is more apparent in a clock, the dial, to see if there is any manufacturer name on it. Sometimes, it was only a number. Here are some pendulums from old clocks, some with branding in the first illustration. Accept a certain elasticity in dating a clock. Provenance: acquired a &, length Alfrandary, London 1962 Show 5 more like this, Art Nouveau French Japy Freres mantle clock, with eight day striking movement, in marquetry and brass inlay case,together with key and pendulum (key and pendulum). Furnel, Inc. has been successfully implementing this policy through honesty, integrity, and continuous improvement. Show 3 more like this, A French Japy Freres gilt Ormalou mantle clock, with key & pendulum I acquired most of the books mentioned in the Bibliography on eBay or Amazon, which often act as intermediaries for specialists in used books. Show 6 more like this, Antique French 'Japy Freres' figural mantel clock, with 8 day striking movement (bell), enamel dial and decorative panels, in ormolu case on a wooden base, together with key and pendulum, h42 cm approx And dials can be dated by the style of the chapter ring, the spandrels, engravings, even screw heads. By all means, preserve them. Lets look at several types of pendulums. Condition fair, missing glass clock face, needs a service. Photographs are therefore much better than description but they're only useful if in focus. 2.02 A typical Clock Movement and its Parts, 3.03 Clockmaking in the United States of America, 5.00 How to Maintain, Repair and Restore Old Clocks, 5.04 Cleaning A Movement In An Ultrasound Cleaner, 5.05 Restoring a Broken Parlor Clock Case. Dont rely on the key to identify precisely a clock brand or even a date because many replacement keys are in circulation.
Indeed, the date is often not on the case or the label that may accompany it.
Show 4 more like this, Antique French garniture clock set gilt bronze on green marble base, eight day movement, circa 1860-90, maker: Japy Freres of Paris All these photographed elements will help you locate the clock in time and space. Show 4 more like this, A Napoleon III ormolu bronze figural clock, circa 1880s, with maker's mark for Japy Freres, case marked Godin Desnus a Paris Show 3 more like this, Japy Feres & Co. 1855 French slate mantle clock with bell strike Show 2 more like this, 19th century French Japy Freres mantle clock, garniture, by Japy Fres, set with a circular enamel dial with Roman numerals, surrounded by a maroon ground and accented with garlands, flanked by a pair of putti and urn If there is no name or graphic mark on the dial, you need to inspect the case to see if there is any label with a manufacturers name. Show 3 more like this, A Louis XV style ormolu mantle clock, 19th century, with maker's mark for Japy Freres, the waisted clock housing a floral painted enamel dial with Arabic numerals, a scrolling acanthus leaf finial, and rocaille shell, lattice and leafy forms, throughout Still, these catalogs, mostly yearly catalogs, do not represent the entire production of a manufacturer. The chances are that you will find the name of the manufacturer or its trademark on the dial, either in print or in a distinctive acronym or trademark. Someone may have replaced the movement with another of a different brand, the same for the pendulum or the winding key. Some clocks are made from parts coming from unknown sources. First, you cannot be sure that the dial is even original to the clock without making a careful study of the dial posts and even then it's not always certain. It is more likely to be on the movement, but beware, the date is, most of the time, one of the patents. Arlington Books is the complete reference and sale site for the Tran Duy Ly books.
Height 35 cm. Show 2 more like this, An antique black marble presentation mantle clock, 19th century, mechanism by Japy Freres, Paris, dial marked Lund, Blockley (to the Queen), Bombay & Poona, the gong strike architectural style clock with triangular pediment, An Art Deco marble and spelter figural clock, circa 1920s, with maker's stamp for Japy Freres, the flat topped arching clock in contrasting red, green and coffee coloured, marble, the enamel dial with Arabic numerals and surmounted by a seated nude, A classical revival marble and bronze clock, 1880s, marked Japy Freres to works, W In addition to books, there are reprints of old catalogs from some U.S. suppliers. Use the macro function of the camera or phone for small details. The identification processs first step is to document your old clock by taking many pictures of the case and its movement.
You can reduce the number of items displayed by entering a keyword that must be included in the description of the item. Show 8 more like this, A French brass clock garniture in the Louis XV manner. Pannard Potelleret' with unmarked Japy Frerers movement. Show 1 more like this, Antique French 'Balloon' mantle clock with 8 day striking movement, by Japy & Co for Mappin & Webb, London, key and pendulum included, 30 cm, high It could be a small sticker or a printed stamp on the outside of the case, sometimes on the back or underneath. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again. Show 6 more like this, A black marble mantle clock, 19th century, with maker's mark for Japy Freres, of simple rectangular profile enclosing a white enamel dial with Roman, numerals and minute markings, raised on a spreading base with rounded edges Show 3 more like this, French Japy Freres mantle clock with 8 day striking movement (bell) in magnificent figural ormolu and hand painted porcelain case, 54 cm high, key and pendulum included Your last chance at identifying the clock manufacturer is to look at the pendulum and key. An old clock may have, during its life, been transformed. You were lucky to find the name of the manufacturer. Usually, a well-known clock manufacturer doesnt want its name associated with low-price clocks to avoid its own branded clocks cannibalization. Show 3 more like this, A bronze French Gothic revival clock, circa 1900, with maker's mark for Japy Freres, Architecturally inspired with a dark bronze dial with enamel Roman numeral cartouches set within a pierced body flanked by pillars and scrolling side embellishments Condition good to fair, missing bell, figure group & one foot is loose, needs a service Height 25 cm Show 6 more like this, Japy Freres black slate mantle clock having marble inserts, an enamel face dial with gilt edging, with a key & pendulum. Show 1 more like this, A French Ormulu and Sevres style painted porcelain three piece clock garniture with Japy Freres movement. Finally, what are the best external help sources to consult? No name on the case; look at the movement. Show 4 more like this, A black slate mantle clock with gong, 19th century, with maker's mark for Japy Freres When you've finished, just close the new tab that opened and you will be back here again. Identifying the model may be more challenging if you can identify the brand. It could be your next chance to discover the manufacturer name of your clock. Show 6 more like this, A blue and white Delft porcelain mantle clock, later 19th century, with French mechanism by Japy Frres, the moulded rectangular clock with domed top, extended foliate corners, a compressed lower section and scrolling feet Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings. No other copying or use is permitted without written agreement from the author. In this area, you really have to be careful and look for the best prices. 19th century French black slate mantel clock, dial with Arabic numerals, key & pendulum available, by Japy Freres. At Furnel, Inc. our goal is to find new ways to support our customers with innovative design concepts thus reducing costs and increasing product quality and reliability. Show 5 more like this, A Napoleon III black marble mantle clock garniture, 19th century, with maker's mark for Japy Freres et Cie Show 1 more like this, A Louis XVI white painted bronze clock with Sevres style panels, 19th century, with maker's mark for Japy Freres This professionalism is the result of corporate leadership, teamwork, open communications, customer/supplier partnership, and state-of-the-art manufacturing. 2002 - Maples were retailers of fine furniture (until their demise in the 1980s) but they never actually made clocks. Be aware that you will need to invest time to search the web and a particular ability to find suitable sources of information by manipulating keywords with expertise. Still, nothing is better than a bible like Clock and Watch Trademark Index of European Origin for European clocks or the United States Horological Trademark Index for American clocks. Websites like this one can be handy sources of information. It is, therefore, necessary to be patient. It could be a large label inside the case or on the back door. Show 2 more like this, Large impressive French figural mantle clock, porcelain panels to the body, with an older Japy Freres movement Usually, the pendulum, sometimes the key, will confirm a brand more than anything. Stars, for example, are common but the fourth image is from a French pendule de Paris movement by AD Mougin taken from a four glass clock whilst the fifth is from a German wall clock made by Junhans.
Where to begin? So it would be hazardous to brand the clock after the name or logo on the key. These items have been sold, and the description, image and price are for reference purposes only. Enter a suitable title in 'Subject' line (like 'Very fast'). Show 10 more like this, A Louis XVI style gilt and porcelain mantle clock, later 19th century, with maker's mark for Japy Freres, with Sevres style decoration Therefore, your clock is probably unbranded if the case and the movement have no name or trademark. Condition, good, some minor wear, working, hands are tight. If you can commit to that, send me a nice big cheque instead along with a description and include a note of the words and symbols that you see on your clock dial and on the movement inside. Show 1 more like this, A fine Louis XV style ormolu mantle clock, 19th century, with maker's mark for Japy Freres, key and pendulum, a waisted clock upon an integral shaped base, cast and pierced in the rocaille manner with a profusion of flowers, trophies To give you examples of the most common trademarks, you will find next a gallery of several trademarks from several countries: We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. Add 'tags' (like 'clock repair, horologica'). Show 7 more like this, A Louis XVI style ormolu mantle clock, 19th century, with maker's mark for Japy Freres, richly cast and chased with Art Nouveau influences, having an enamel dial with Roman numerals set within a demi-lune base adorned with ferns Also, metal parts, especially the bezel, the rim of the dial, or even the doors hinges, may have engraved inscriptions. Show 4 more like this, Japy Freres marble 3 piece clock garniture circa 1900, with 8 day striking movement bell, in two colour marble, 44.5 cm high, key and a pendulum is included Show 3 more like this, A brass and glass mantel clock, late 19th to early 20th century, with stamp of Japy Freres to mechanism, the carriage style mantel clock glazed to all sides, with a festoon decorated enamel dial with Arabic numerals set within a finely engine turned bezel Also, small details about features like the style of the four posts, the shape of wheel collets and arbors help confirm a movement's age. For many wall and mantle clocks, the name on the dial will often be the retailer, not the maker. In all cases, it is essential to preserve these labels and stickers.
Carter's Price Guide to Antiques in Australasia is Registered Trademark of John Furphy Pty. In this section, you will learn the identification process: document with photos, find the manufacturers name or trademarks through the dial, the case, the pendulum, the key, and how to put a date on it? document.write(new Date().getFullYear()); Websites and books are the most common. There are many sources to help you identify your clocks. Ltd. trading as CARTER'S Publications. Show 4 more like this, An Art Deco spelter and marble figural clock garniture, circa 1920s, with maker's mark for Japy Freres