Japy Freres Gothic Clock Berger au Creusot

Jezster18

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I bought this clock & the case was black, It's gothic in style, but where the blank cartouche is, there is a name of Berger au Creusot.
It strikes on a bell & took some cleaning with steam & lots of rubbing with different materials.
I did some research & I found that there was a drought in France & a lot of the vinyard owners & workers went to Creusot & worked in Industry, there is a Berger family who have a vinyard in France & wonder if it could have originally belonged to someone in their family.
Berger I beleive translates as Shepherd in English & the writing as been fired in the enamel, which is usually blank?
I wonder if the dial was a special order?


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Berger I beleive translates as Shepherd in English & the writing as been fired in the enamel, which is usually blank?
I wonder if the dial was a special order?
Yes, Berger means shepherd in English, but it is also a perfectly usual French surname. 'Berger au Creusot' could have been the retailer - many retailers had their names on the dials of clocks they sold.

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Can we see a picture of the movement, front and back?

Regards.
I'm afraid it would mean me taking it out, but it is a standard Japy Frere medaille de honneur with countwheel strike.
I've mislaid or deleted the picture, if you search the above on the internet it will show you some in images
 

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