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byrnsllr

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Can anyone help with the maker? When where made? Value? Thanks!

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JTD

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Welcome to the board.

As Mike Phelan says, this is a French clock. However, your pics are not very sharp. Please can you post a clear close-up of the letters on the left side of your second picture and also a clear photo of the back of the movement without the gong in the way. It looks as if there may be a round maker's logo which is obscured by the gong.

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Ticktocktime100

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Hi,

Yes, as said above, the clock is French. To refine the date suggested above somewhat, it is closer to 1880. It has hand painted porcelain plaques, French also, in the style of Sèvres but more than likely made by another factory. It has a typical mouvement de Paris (this style of movement was produced all over France and originated in Paris). Many makers are candidates, such as Japy, Vincenti or Marti, but we need a clear picture of the stamp behind the gong to know as JTD pointed out. The mark in the second picture is that of the finisher of the movement. The clock needs a lot of restoration, has a few parts missing (pendulum and minute hand) and has a bad hairline crack in the dial which is a bit of a shame. In it’s present condition, I’d say possibly $150 US, probably no more.

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I guess I didn't see that little circle. Evidently it was made in 1855 by Vincenti Medaille D'argent. Value based on that? Thanks for the information!

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Evidently it was made in 1855 by Vincenti Medaille D'argent.
Vincente was the maker and won an award in 1855, which means that your clock can not be older than that year but is most likely closer to have been manufactured in the 1880s, as others have stated.

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Ticktocktime100

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I guess I didn't see that little circle. Evidently it was made in 1855 by Vincenti Medaille D'argent. Value based on that? Thanks for the information!

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You're welcome. The manufacturer doesn't change the value particularly, it's just useful to be able to make a definite attribution. I'd still say about $150 US, the condition really does hold it back.

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