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JAPY FRERES, BEAUCOURT (worked 1776-c.1910) Full Bio

A Fine Gilt-Bronze and Sèvres Style Porcelain Mounted Figural Clock

JAPY FRERES, BEAUCOURT (worked 1776-c.1910) Full Bio

A Fine Gilt-Bronze and Sèvres Style Porcelain Mounted Figural Clock

REF No. B73423

France, Circa 1880

H   60 cm | 23 in
W   42 cm | 16 in
D   18 cm | 7 in

Stamped '4800 MF' and '55' with Japy Freres & Cie Medaille d'Honneur pastille mark, the gilt bronze stamped 'LC'.

Frédéric Japy (1749-1812) was apprenticed in Montbeliard to his clockmaker uncle, and returned to his home town of Beaucourt, setting up as a clockmaker, and an organiser of local clockmakers into a company - the company expanded and were medal winners at many of the International Exhibitions throughout the 19th century under the aegis of his sons, eventually closing after the First World War.

Artist Biography

Frédéric Japy (1749-1812) was apprenticed in Montbeliard to his clockmaker uncle, and returned to his home town of Beaucourt, setting up as a clockmaker, and an organiser of local clockmakers into a company - the company expanded and were medal winners at many of the International Exhibitions throughout the 19th century under the aegis of his sons, eventually closing after the First World War.

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