Oval Champleve Decorated Four Glass Mantel Clock
French four glass mantel clock housed in a brass oval shaped case with sky blue champleve enamel decoration. Heavy curved and bevelled glasses to all sides with opening front and back doors.
Gilded dial with champleve decorated surround, Arabic numerals and original ‘blued’ steel hands with enamel decorate dial centre signed Le Roy, Paris.
Eight day French movement by Japy Freres with anchor escapement, striking the hours and halves on a coiled gong, the backplate also numbered 1577.
Twin jar mercury pendulum with conforming champleve enamel decoration. C.1880
Japy Freres were widely regarded as the leading French makers of the day located in the town of Beacourt in Eastern France founded in 1806 and ceased trading in the late 1930’s