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I'm certain it's French. It has all the characteristics of a French movement. Most clocks I find by the Mappin Bros. or Mappin and Webb are made of silver, which makes perfect sense. I don't know what kind of movements they have, but I wouldn't be surprised if they bought movements and fit them into their clocks.
Here it is with the bell off. Should have done that above, haha.Hi,
Yes, Mappin Bros is indeed the retailer, as the others have said above. I'd say the hands are original, but it is true that you more commonly see either Renaissance style hands (also termed trefoil) or Bréguet style hands on these clocks. As said above as well, we would need to see the movement with the bell off to see if it bears a manufacturer's mark. It's more than likely a Japy Frères or a Marti product, but it could also be one of the many other makers.
The Mappin and Webb website has more info about the history.Museums Sheffield has nteresting pages about Mappin Bros and Mappin & Webb
Thanks for the picture. Alas, there doesn't appear to be a manufacturer's stamp as one could expect but this doesn't detract from it in any way, it just means it will be difficult if not impossible to make a specific attribution.
Yeah, it has been difficult to find out anything. I contacted Mappin and Webb, and they will only help me if I go to their store. Mappin Bros. Was only in existence for a few years, so I've narrowed the age down to a decade. But, there are so many more questions.Thanks for the picture. Alas, there doesn't appear to be a manufacturer's stamp as one could expect but this doesn't detract from it in any way, it just means it will be difficult if not impossible to make a specific attribution.