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Posted 2 years ago

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JHK1911
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It's French. I can tell. (I actually opened the back door this time. It says Made in France:) It has another marking, but really hard to read.

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  1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    French clocks are notoriously difficult to pin down as far as circa and origin. A lot of records have been lost during the European Wars.

    One of the best short summaries I've seen on French Clocks is located on this board. See: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/clocks/french

    The marking that you are having trouble reading may tell you who made the movement, but it probably won't tell you who made the case.

    I've spoken to research librarians at the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and they have a tough time identifying French "Production" Clocks.

    If you want further help, you should try to post photos of the movement and any markings you can find. Any and all information printed, stamped or labeled on the dial, movement, case and pendulum. This includes names, trademarks, serial/model/patent numbers, dates and manufacturer "awards". See: http://www.antiqueclockspriceguide.com/japyfreresdates.php for an example of what I'm talking about.

    Regards, and good luck.
  2. JHK1911 JHK1911, 1 year ago
    Yes, it does have a circular "stamp" under the word "Made in France". ok, got the "homework" and I will take more pics. the problems are, A, I anit good at taking pictures, flash, no flash... B. this website only allows less than 1 mg in size, otherwise, u could zoom in.
    This is a gorgagous clock, looked like just stepped out Louvre... if only I had time and know how to clean it. It's very heavy too.
    My former mother in law (never met her) must have picked it up from Paris when she was an art student. She was there before and during WWII, was even thrown in a Concentration Camp briefly. Then she met and married an American Airforce officer there in Paris, thus the story began...

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