What is this Clock Please ?

Discussion in 'General Clock Discussions' started by Dianne Bolnuevo, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. Dianne Bolnuevo

    Dianne Bolnuevo New Member

    Feb 12, 2020
    4
    0
    1
    Female
    Country Flag:
    My Friend inherited this Clock we are trying to find out detail , age maker etc. Can anyone help thank you . clock 1.jpg Clock 2.jpg Clock 3.jpg
     
  2. leeinv66

    leeinv66 Moderator
    NAWCC Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    9,741
    170
    63
    Male
    Industry Specialist
    Launceston Tasmania
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Welcome to the message board! I'm no expert, but I believe it is French and I would guess it would be from around 1890 to 1910. As the movement is not signed, finding who the make is will be a long shot. Hopefully the experts will have more to say.
     
  3. Ticktocktime100

    Ticktocktime100 Registered User

    Nov 11, 2012
    976
    23
    18
    Student
    France
    Country Flag:
    Hi,

    The clock is indeed French. The floral and mother of pearl inlay indicates that it is Art Nouveau period, therefore the date can be narrowed down to about 1900. The Art Nouveau style is often characterised by the use of such natural motifs. It’s a fine clock with a high quality movement, as it has a platform escapement. As leeinv66 also said, without a manufacturer’s stamp or trademark it is difficult to attribute it to a specific maker, but I have seen many of these clocks signed Duverdrey & Bloquel (later Bayard), so despite the lack of a stamp in this case, I believe it could be one of their pieces.

    Regards.
     
  4. Dianne Bolnuevo

    Dianne Bolnuevo New Member

    Feb 12, 2020
    4
    0
    1
    Female
    Country Flag:
    Have found some makings on the back plate of this clock .
    Would like to find out date and maker.
    Thank you Clock 3.jpg Clock 5.jpg Clock 6.jpg
     
  5. Kevin W.

    Kevin W. Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    22,016
    268
    83
    I work at the Veritas Tools machine shop.
    Nepean, Ontario, Canada
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Some pictures of the movement may help in finding out the maker of this clock. Looks like who ever repaired it engraved their name or number on the back of the case.
     
  6. JTD

    JTD Registered User

    Sep 27, 2005
    7,004
    395
    83

    These marks are not on the back plate of the movement, which is what was meant. They are, as has been said, random marks by a repairer scratched onto the back cover.

    As there are no marks on the movement itself, which is very common with this type of French movement, it is unlikely we shall ever have a maker's name. These movements were often made by various different workshops and the parts then put together by a 'finisseur', who occasionally marked the finished item, but often didn't.

    As for the date, the best that can be said is that it probably dates to around 1900, as has already been said.

    JTD
     

Share This Page