An original late 19th Century gilt bronze French mantle clock of high quality depicting a hunter with his game and fine hand painted sevres plaques. The movement is stamped JBD (Jean Baptiste Delettrez) a very well known quality clockmaker. During the 19th century The clock has been recently serviced and keeping good time the clock has a 15 day duration that strikes upon a bell on the half hour and hour count.
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A little about his history below:-
Delettrez and Achille Brocot, son of the respected clockmaker Louis-Gabriel Brocot, established the clockmaking company 'Brocot et Delettrez' in Paris on 20 October 1851, with premises at 62 Rue Charlot. Their speciality was a range of clocks based on the innovations of Brocot père and his other son Antoine, but generally of Achille's greatly advanced original design, some having a unique single-arm double-wheel escapement, some having a temperature-compensated pendulum, some having two dials, one of which showed the time and the other which showed a calendar and often other information such as phases of the moon, times of sunrise & sunset in Paris, etc. The firm was awarded a 1st class prize at the Paris World Exposition of 1857 for a commercial clock of this type.
This innovative and fruitful partnership continued until the death of Brocot fils in 1878, after which event Delettrez continued on his own. His typical later product was a conventional 8-day mantle clock that struck the hours and half-hours, still based on the standard Brocot escapement and suspension that he had helped to refine. These elegant and much-admired timepieces were typically made to order for retailers, including several in Britain, with dials carrying the name of the retailer rather than that of their maker, but whose mechanism was stamped with the cartouche (JBD).
He married his cousin Caroline Delettrez in Paris on 2 April 1845. They had two sons, Louis and Jules, both of whom later carried on the family tradition of metalworking, the former as a manufacturer of bronze objets d'art and the latter as a goldsmith. 
Rawlings Antiques has clarified that the French gilt bronze & sevres porcelain mantle clock (LA111156) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1880.
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Period : 19th Century, Late 19th Century
Origin : French, European
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