3,369 visitors today 0 antiques added today
Relevant Categories
antique photo
Choose an antique category

Large Antique French Gilt Bronze Drum Head Clock By Louis Japy


£3,950 | $5,505 USD | €4,603 EUR
Item Number: SA689888
Date of manufacture: 1870
Current Status: For sale
This antique has been viewed 27 times in the past month with the most views from Singapore.


~ French - Circa 1870 ~
~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~
A large, imposing and heavy original antique French gilt-bronze clock. It is a beautifully made drum head clock in the classical style of Louis XVI and retailed by G. Philippe, of the prestigious Gallery Montpensier of the Palais Royal. The movement is mounted in a large drum with super lions mask handles and a large urn to the top. It stands on an elaborate and heavily modelled base with laurel leaves and large scrolls and sturdy, reeded corner columns.
The clock is modelled in the round and the rear door is glazed to allow the movement to be seen. To base has fabric backed sound frets to the four sides. The large dial is also gilt bronze with 12 individual enamel cartouches and is complete with it's original blued steel hands.
The French movement is by Louis Japy and is of high quality. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is a replacement. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. We have a video clip of the clock running, please email.
G. Philippe is listed in Tardy, Dictionnaire Des Horlogers at the Gallery Montpensier, Palais Royal, Paris in 1870.
Condition of the case is excellent, beautifully clean and bright with some minor wear, discolouration and marks. The dial is also in excellent condition with just a fine hairline through the number one cartouche. We have renewed the red fabric. The original glass has some slight marks / chips to the edge.
Louis Japy mark on the movement backplate along with the retailer's mark of G. Philippe
Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required.
Dimensions of clock:
inches: Height 17 1/4", Width 10 1/2", Depth 6"
centimetres: Height 44 cm, Width 27 cm, Depth 15 cm
Shipping within UK 35
Shipping to USA / Europe 65 by air fully insured
World wide shipping - 85 by air fully insured
Email Julie now to reserve this item! .
Phone number - please includes as many email accounts such as hotmail etc automatically junk replies.
Buy now with the Paypal button, even if you dont have a Paypal account! All other payment methods accepted, please see our website for more details or phone Julie now!
World wide shipping by air fully insured. Please see our website for more pictures and video -
Internal Ref: RSC3091


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1870.


Height = 44 cm (17.3")
Width = 27 cm (10.6")
Depth = 15 cm (5.9")

Seller Details
Mill House
DE56 2DB
United Kingdom

International Tel:

Purchase now accept online payments for this antique:

Email seller about this item:

Link to this item

Similar antiques ... view more