Mantel clock - French 8-day, slate and marble mantel timepiece c.1880 Japy Frere. Single train spring barrel movement. Enamel dial with blue Roman numerals and pendulum adjustment at XII, gilt, hands. Rectangular slate case with veined red marble front corners, slightly bow-fronted matching outset plinth. Both top right-handed corners of the case chipped, cracked rear glass. Movement No; 46961 Wheel count; Great wheel 0/80; intermediate 78/12, Centre 84/7, 3rd wheel 70/7. Escape 40/7, Hour 0/84, Min 32/7 Can 32.
This timepiece was included in the 1925 probate inventory of Reverend Richard Tudor and as it dates from about 1880, i.e later than a Parminter ownership, it was probably acquired by him and was certainly brought to A La Ronde by his daughters, Margaret and Stella in 1930. Purchased from Mrs Tudor Perkins 1991
Makers and roles
Japy Frere, maker