A Beautiful French Late 19th Century ormolu clock garniture with a Japy Freres movement. The central clock having a circular dial with Roman numerals, striking on the quarter, half and hour, above a winged angel, with a pierced case having acanthus leaf detail. Flanked by a pair of finely cast urns with acorn finials. France circa 1890-1900
Japy freres was founded 1n 1806 by Frédéric with his sons Pierre (finances/ commerce), Fritz and Louis (technicality, machine design)
Today JAPY FRERES watches and clocks are still around because of the devellopment by industrializion the watch manufacturing industry.
They produced many watches and clocks, estimated in the millions during a good 150 years.
Frédéric Japy (1749-1812) was a pioneer in the "art" of industrialization and manufacturing, not only watches/ clocks, but of manufacturing in general.
Watches/ clocks were made individual, by hand, by one or more people and then assembled.
Condition: This clock set is in superb original condition and working order