French Clock Identification help

scc76

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Trying to figure out date/manufacturer of this clock. It’s French. Stamp on movement reads “J.S.” and “France”. It also has the numbers 3 and 8 and, separately, 4037. Works except is missing its pendulum so needing to dig to find the right size but mostly just curious about the clock’s origins. Thank you!!

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Trying to figure out date/manufacturer of this clock. It’s French. Stamp on movement reads “J.S.” and “France”. It also has the numbers 3 and 8 and, separately, 4037. Works except is missing its pendulum so needing to dig to find the right size but mostly just curious about the clock’s origins. Thank you!!

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Welcome to the forum.

The country of origin on the movement indicates that your clock was made after 1891.

The "J. S. in an oval" is most likely the mark of the finisher.

The movement was most likely made by one of the major French movement makers - Marti, Japy or Vincenti.

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zedric

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The "J. S. in an oval" is most likely the mark of the finisher.
There are others who used a JS stamp - for example Joseph Soldano’s company used JS in a rectangle, but Soldano focussed on carriage clocks. As new2clocks says, JS in an oval seems to be unknown at the moment.
 

agemo

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Hi,
Silvin, Paris, France
Mark: JS inside an oval Silvin (1908)
Watchmaker, who had a store in the rue des Arquebusiers, and obtained a bronze medal for his clock movement, movements often mounted on sculptures by H. F. Moreau.

Hippolyte Francois Moreau is a French sculptor for his bronze statuettes of young women. Born in 1832 in Dijon, France, son of the famous sculptor Jean-Baptiste Moreau, he grew up learning in his father's workshop.

Amicalement GG
 

zedric

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Fantastic - thanks agemo
 

agemo

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Pendulum lengt = (27,07x3)+(2,256x8) = 99,258 millimètres

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new2clocks

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Hi,
Silvin, Paris, France
Mark: JS inside an oval Silvin (1908)
Watchmaker, who had a store in the rue des Arquebusiers, and obtained a bronze medal for his clock movement, movements often mounted on sculptures by H. F. Moreau.

Hippolyte Francois Moreau is a French sculptor for his bronze statuettes of young women. Born in 1832 in Dijon, France, son of the famous sculptor Jean-Baptiste Moreau, he grew up learning in his father's workshop.

Amicalement GG
Agemo,

Thank you for this information.

For future reference, does the year quoted - 1908 - pertain to the year that Silvin won the bronze medal? Does it pertain to the year the trademark was registered?

Regards.
 

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