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New Japy Figural

gleber

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Greetings all,

It's been a while since I have posted and my clock procurement has been slow of late, but it's nice to see familiar names are still here posting.

I have recently purchased this Japy Freres figural clock. I'll probably take more pictures as I restore it to running condition. It is missing the pendulum rod top hook block that connects it to the suspension spring and I am hoping that is all it needs other than a cleaning/oiling. Otherwise the condition looks good. It is missing the sword (which unfortunately was showing the Craigslist posting, but somehow got separated before I picked it up), and has a few minor chips in the marble insets, which are hard to notice.

If anyone knows the name of the model or significance of the figure and likely date/timeframe, that would be nice to know.

Tom
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Perhaps it's Joan of Arc, as to date these clocks were made in large numbers towards the latter half of the 19th C. The award stamped on your movement was won on a number of occasions by Japy so dating based on that is not straightforward.
 

gleber

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Perhaps it's Joan of Arc, as to date these clocks were made in large numbers towards the latter half of the 19th C. The award stamped on your movement was won on a number of occasions by Japy so dating based on that is not straightforward.
Joan of Arc seems like a good candidate. The structure in the background does seem to have a cathedral look to it. A google image search for Joan of Arc clock returns many similar motifs with swords and flags, although in many of them she is depicted in a suit of armor. I'll assume this is a correct analysis unless a more definitive answer is uncovered.

Thanks,
Tom
 

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