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Rare Late Nineteenth Century Charles Jacques Porcelain Cherub Clock ~Exquisite~

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Seller: darek_smok (2,967) 100%, Location: Monroe, New York, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 371763019929 PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION AND NOTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HELLO AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER OF MY LISTINGS!!! TODAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS THIS INCREDIBLY SCARCE CHAS. JACQUES CLOCK CO, PORCELAIN CLOCK FROM THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY!!! THE DIAL IS SIGNED CHAS. JACQUES CLOCK CO CORTLANDT ST.THIS IS A VERY NICE ANTIQUE CLOCK FROM A COMPANY WITH AN INTERESTING HISTORY, PLEASE READ THE NAWCC TEXT BELOW."BASICALLY, JACQUES WAS IN AND OUT OF NUMEROUS COMPANIES AFTER THE CHARLES JACQUES CLOCK CO WAS PURCHASED BY HARRIS AND HARRINGTON (THE US DISTRIBUTOR FOR J.J.ELLIOTT AND HARINGTON CHIMES) IN 1894. BY 1897, H&H HAD POOR OLD CHARLES THROWN IN JAIL FOR REASONS RELATED TO A PERSONAL NOTE JACQUES OWED, AND HIS CHATEL MORTGAGE OF THE FIRM TO COVER THAT NOTE, AT A TIME WHEN HE WAS BEING OUSTED AS PRESIDENT; HE WAS HELD FOR $3,000 BAIL. THE GRAND JURY DISMISSED THE COMPLAINT A WEEK LATER. THE PLOT CONTINUES...LIKE MANY CREATIVE, INVENTION-DRIVEN ENTREPRENEURS, JACQUES MADE IT THROUGH THE TOUGH TIMES AND BOUNCED BACK, HIS NEXT APPEARANCE BEING WITH BAWO AND DOTTER, A MAJOR NEW YORK IMPORTER LOCATED AT 30 BARCLAY SREET, NYC. FRANCIS BAWO AND HIS TWO PARTNERS HIRED JACQUES IN 1895 TO RUN THEIR NEW CLOCK DEPARTMENT BECAUSE HE HAD EXPERIENCE IMPORTING HALL CLOCKS FROM ENGLAND. CHARLES T. DOTTER WAS DECEASED BY THIS TIME AND HAD PREVIOUSLY TERMINATED HIS PARTNERSHIP WITH BAWO ON JANUARY 1, 1891.THEY APPARENTLY TURNED OVER THE ENTIRE SECOND FLOOR OF THEIR RETAIL STORE AT 26 BARCLAY STREET TO JACQUES, WHO ADVERTISED HIS NEW HALL CLOCKS: "THE MOVEMENTS ARE PRINCIPALLY OF ELLIOTT'S MAKE, STRIKING WESTMINSTER AND WITTINGTON CHIMES ON 8 BELLS OR GONGS." THESE ADS CONTINUED TO SHOW ELLIOTT MOVEMENTS THROUGH 1898, THE YEAR BAWO AND DOTTER ANNOUNCED THEY "...NOW CONTROL JUNGHANS", THE LARGER GERMAN CLOCKMAKING FIRM THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY ACQUIRED GUSTAV BECKER AND LENZKIRCH, ALONG WITH A MYRIAD OF OTHER BLACK FOREST CLOCKMAKING FIRMS... AND THAT'S A WHOLE OTHER STORY ITSELF. CHARLES JACQUES HELD PATENT #685,045 FOR CREATING VARIATIONS OF A HAMMER MECHANISM FOR STRIKING TUBULAR BELLS. PATENT #686,301 INCLUDED A SOLID CAP CLOSING THE TOP OF THE TUBE, A TRANSVERSE TUBE ENCLOSING THE SUPPORTING CABLE, AND TUNING BY MEANS OF CUTTING AWAY PART OF THE TUBE OR PERFORATING OR NOTCHING IT. JACQUES' PATENT WAS ASSIGNED TO BAWO & DOTTER, A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY.MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE FIRM, JACQUES CONTINUED TO RECEIVE CLOCK-RELATED PATENTS, INCLUDING A 13-BELL CHIME CLOCK. 1N 1901 HE OBTAINED AN AMERICAN PATENT FOR A CLOCK-CHIME, AND ANOTHER FOR A TUBULAR BELL OF DIFFERENT SHAPE THAN THOSE MADE BY WALTER H. DURFEE OF RHODE ISLAND. ALL THREE OF THESE PATENTS WERE ASSIGNED TO BAWO & DOTTER IN NEW YORK CITY, BUT WHO WERE ALSO DESCRIBED AS "A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY." ANY OR ALL OF THESE PATENTS MAY HAVE FORMED PART OF THE BASIS OF A LAWSUIT BY DURFEE AGAINST BAWO IN 1902, ON THE GROUNDS OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT. DURFEE LOST THE LAWSUIT, AND WITH IT HIS AMERICAN MONOPOLY ON TUBULAR CLOCK CHIMES. IN 1915 CHARLES JACQUES REGISTERED A TRADEMARK FOR HIS OWN NEW FIRM SIMPLY CALLING IT "JACQUES", AND APPLIED FOR ANOTHER PATENT ON A CLOCK CASE WHICH HE ASSIGNED TO GEORGE BORGFELDT & CO. ANOTHER MAJOR NYC IMPORTER WITH WHOM HE WAS STRATEGICALLY ALIGNED. CHARLES JACQUES, PERHAPS THE MOST INNOVATIVE OF HIS PEERS, DIED ON FEBRUARY 4, 1920."THE CASE IS IN GOOD CONDITION, NO NOTED NICKS OR CHIPS, EVEN CRAZING THROUGHOUT, COLORS ARE LOVELY SHADES OF PASTEL PINK, PURPLE, AND BLUE. FEATURES A HAND PAINTED CHERUB ON THE FRONT, CASE LOOKS LIKE NIPPON STYLE WORK WITH RAISED GILT, CASE IS SIGNED COPYRIGHT INDIANA. CRYSTAL HAS A COUPLE SMALL SCRATCHES, NO NOTED ISSUES.THE CLOCK DOES NOT RUNT, THOUGH IT WANTS TO, PROBABLY NEEDS A CLEANING AND LUBRICATION, BUT I WOULD GUESS IT'LL START RIGHT UP THEN. IT DOES NOT HAVE A KEY WITH IT, HARDWARE SHOWS LIGHT GREENING AND EVEN TARNISH. PLEASE SEE OTHER PHOTOS FOR DETAILS. OTHER THAN THE AFOREMENTIONED CONDITION ISSUES IT IS A NICE PIECE, VERY CLEAN AND READY FOR A NEW HOME!!!OVERALL A GREAT CLOCK THAT WOULD BE NICE ON ANY MANTEL OR SHELF!!! THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AND GOOD LUCK!! PLEASE SEE DETAILED PICTURES FOR ANY DAMAGE AND ITEM CONDITION - PLEASE CHECK MY LISTING FREQUENTLY FOR MORE WATCHES, FINE QUALITY ANTIQUE JEWELRY, ART, SILVER, UNUSUAL AND RARE ITEMS.!!!!!!! SHIPPING BY USPS WITH SIGNATURE REQUIRED ON DELIVERY AND FULL INSURANCE (US ONLY) !!!!!!!THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AND GOOD LUCK!!!!!Check out my other items!ALL MY ITEMS ARE 100% GUARANTEED. 14 DAYS RETURN POLICY.VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL OF MY ITEMS ARE 100% GUARANTEED (PLEASE CHECK MY FEEDBACK). 14 DAYS RETURN POLICY. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS MY PRIORITY. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ITEM. I TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN FINDING RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE AND ESTATE PIECES AND I SELL THEM AT A BARGAIN COST. ALL OF MY ITEMS ARE STORED IN A BANK VAULT, SO PLEASE GIVE ME TIME TO ANSWER ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS WITH POSITIVE FEEDBACK RECORDS ARE WELCOMED TO BID, BUT MUST CONTACT ME PRIOR TO BIDDING. SELLER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CUSTOM DUTY FEES, VAT AND ANY OTHER IMPORT TAXES. SELLER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IN CASE THAT THE PACKAGE IS LOST OR DAMAGE. ALL MY INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES ARE SHIPPED USING UNITED STATES POST OFFICE WITH FULL INSURANCE. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS WILL RECEIVE SHIPPING INFORMATION INCLUDING TRACKING NUMBER.PERFECT GIFT !!!!!THANK YOU FOR BIDDING AND GOOD LUCK !!!!!

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