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Japy Freres Grand Medal D'Honneur - Gothic Arts & Crafts 5 Piece Clock Garniture

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Seller: 11etcetera (305) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: GB, Item: 302150727939 A superb, mid-to-late 19th Century 5 piece clock Garniture in the Gothic Revival, Arts & Crafts style so typical of that period. Comprising a pair of candlesticks, 2 chalice style ornaments and the mantel clock. This solid quality silver plated clock set is offered in excellent cosmetic condition with a Japy Freres movement which is stamped 'Japy Freres et cie G Med D'Honneur' (visible when the bell is removed). From some research it appears Japy Freres won this medal twice, in 1855 and 1867 at the Paris Exposition. The porcelain dial has suffered a little area of damage, a small hairline break to the edge, and on one of the the winding-up holes; the clock itself does not keep time very well. Erratically chimes when it wants to, on the quarter, half and full hour but the clock races at speed and can complete an hour in about 20 mins. In conclusion a full service/overhaul would be needed, it hasn't had one in 40 years that we've had it. We've only ever used it as a display piece as we love this dramatic gothic style and haven't really wound the clock up at all. Appears to be silver plated; exceptional quality deep plating, which is in lovely condition despite being polished at least once a year and no base metal is showing through so it must be a very thick layer of silver plating. There are some additional makers marks on the 2 feet at the front of the clock but these are difficult to make out. I have attached lots of photos for your consideration. There is also a decoration emblem on the mantel clock featuring a green man type decoration with cherubs either side, again a popular feature in gothic revival styles of the 19th Century. Approx Measurements: Clock: H17"/ W8.5"/ D5" Candlesticks: H13"/ W9"/ D4.5" Chalices: H12"/ W4"/ D4" This is a very heavy set and whilst I would prefer cash on collection, I am willing to send this packaged extremely well, but will have to pass that cost onto the buyer as it will require lots of extra packaging to ensure its safe arrival. If you have any questions or require further photos please don't hesitate to get in touch. Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: 5 Piece Clock Garniture, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Gothic, Material: Silver Plated

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