Hi, I would very much appreciate any help in identifying the AGE of this French made time / bell strike statue clock. I inherited the clock from my father who purchased it in the 1960's. After reading the Brocot article on this site I presume the clock was made by 'Louis-Achille Brocot', presumed in Paris? The clock movement has a LOW serial number, "78" of "88", the first digit is double stamped; stamped at the bottom of the rear plate is "6 - 4, Brocot, Brevette". I do have the original bell and presumed original pendulum. I read in the Brocot article that, "In order to commercially exploit his original designs, together with Jean-Baptiste Delettrez he (Achille Brocot) established the clockmaking company "Brocot & Delettrez" in Paris on 20 October 1851, a partnership that would continue until his death." Do you think that this clock is made in or prior to 1851? Also the article states that this 'Brocot' stamp on this movement is 'RARE'. Is that because there were NOT many made with this stamp before the company name changed? The name on the dial is "JACQUET LACARRIERE & DAGRIN, R.DU PETIT CARREAU 18"; is this name perhaps a retailer? The clock has a stamp on the inside of the case, presumed to be the case maker; it is illegible to me. The clock is presumed black slate, the statue does NOT appear to be bronze (from the color) - although the quality of the casting (finger nails, clothing) details are impressive. I see NO markings / signature on the statue. Thank you for any information that you can provide.