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Antique brass clock how do i find out value

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Antique brass clock how do i find out value
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to appraise your clock.
Thanks for the helpful photo of the name on the back of the movement, I can see exactly who you have.

Could you very kindly add a photo of the clock itself and one of the dial.

You can add as many photos as you wish, there's no extra charge.

Also, is the clock working?

When I hear back I'll be able to give you a full answer and a value.

Many thanks,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have the key for clock i dont know if it works i believe it does.
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Perfect, thanks, that's all I need to see.

Leave this with me and I'll have a full answer for you as soon as I can.

That's great that you have the key and you know the movement works.

Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

This is a beautiful French cast brass striking mantel clock, in the Louis XV style, topped with a classical covered urn, lavishly embellished throughout with foliate scrolling in a rococo revival style typical of the Belle Epoque period, which is when this clock dates to, circa last quarter 1800s.

The movement is stamped on the back:


Ancienne Maison Franjus Raison & Thomas Successeur,

"The ancient House of Franjus' successors: Raison & Thomas"

Raison & Thomas were a well known Parisian clock manufacturer.

On the clock face it says: "Jules Josset" and below "Gisors". This would have been the retailer for which the clock was originally made. Gisors is a French town about 85 kilometers northwest of Paris.

As for value, if you were to see your clock for sale in an antique store, say, it would have a full retail value of $5500. This is also the replacement value for insurance purposes.

Expect to get 30% - 40% of this if you were to sell at good antique auction house.

I do hope this helps!

Best wishes,

Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.


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Thanks, Robert