Japy Freres et Cie Neo-Classical Agate Clock with Solid Bronze Bust, 1840
The Japy Freres et Cie clock is housed in a classic shaped carved semi-precious stone White Agate housing with a gold and silver plated solid bronze Signed bust of a Nymph by the listed artist Louis Valentin Elias Robert, (1821-1874), and cast by the foundry of Auguste Maximilien Delafontaine, 1813-1892. Stamped with the Medal D'Honneur with a Royal Cross and Ribbon of Louis XVIII, the Pendulum stamped 1840. 18" tall, 8" wide, 5.5" depth.
Son of Jean-Baptiste-Maximilian Delafontaine, trustee of the corporation of Parisian founders-engravers spin doctors, and Marie-Louise de La Briere, he married the 23 June 1800 Emilia-Claude Herbillon, a native of Pont-sur-Seine. He was a student of Jacques-Louis David. According to the books of Living, we know that he lived 123 rue Saint-Honoré, in the Hotel d'Aligre. He exhibited at Salons of 1798 to 1802.
After a long illness, he succeeded his father as bronzier. He was charged with ornamental work in the royal palaces. Some escutcheons of the Louvre are of its making. His studio was dispersed at public auction in Paris on February 6, 1861. His son Auguste-Maximilien Delafontaine was also an artist bronzes manufacturer.
WIDTH: 8 in | HEIGHT: 18 in | DEPTH: 5½ in
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CONDITION: Some numbers missing. Clock needs minor repair. All parts and key included.