Rare Tiffany & Co. Marble and Brass "JUST" Antique Mantel Clock by Charles Hour For Sale
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Rare Tiffany & Co. Marble and Brass "JUST" Antique Mantel Clock by Charles Hour:
This is a RARE Tiffany & Co., solid marble and brass antique "JUST" mantel clock by celebrated French clock maker Charles Hour. The clock was manufactured at around the turn of the 20th Century. It weighs 31 pounds and is approximately 15"x13"x5.5". The face contains Roman Numerals, “Tiffany & Co." and “France.” The movement contains the inscription: "15.JEWELS, ONE 1 ADJUSTMENT, CH.HOUR.FRANCE." Underneath the removable bell on the movement appears: "MADE IN FRANCE"; "JUST" within a circle confirming its creation by Charles Hour; and the serial number of "3393." As the pictures demonstrate, the top of the clock is circular and is presented as "sitting" on the base. The diameter of the round clock housing is 9.5". There are five adjustable feet on the bottom of the base of the clock. Charles Hour/"JUST" manufactured clocks during a period from around 1890 until 1927. As any due diligence will confirm, they manufactured very high quality and heavy clocks and provided some of their creations to high-end retailers, like Tiffany & Co, who placed their name on the clocks to retail same. In general, Charles Hour/"JUST" made predominantly smaller, heavy clocks. Many of their creations were carriage clocks. This is a large, heavy mantel clock as previously stated. We have not been able to locate any comparable clock from this manufacturer branded Tiffany & Co. or any other clock high-end retailer as to size and weight. We have owned this clock for almost 20 years. It is in excellent running condition including the chiming and has been continuously wound and maintained through our ownership. We have not performed any "clean-up" or "restoration" (which we do not believe it needs) so as to maintain its value as original. Our research has disclosed that much smaller Charles Hour/"JUST" clocks carrying the Tiffany & Co. name have a market value between $5,000 and $8,000. For those who are unaware of Charles Hour and his history in the French clock industry including his reputation, we urge you to independently perform research on the internet or otherwise to satisfy yourself of the value and quality of this timepiece including the background of the manufacturer. We collect clocks and this item is one of five located on the mantel above our fireplace. Because of the number of clocks we have in our home, once in a very great while we sell one of our clocks and may buy another, such as in this instance. This is in no way a forced or necessary sale and we urge that responses be by those who are serious. We appreciate your consideration.