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A Victorian Black Marble Cased 8 Day Mantle Clock

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Seller: kevin-stanley (367) 100%, Location: Winchester, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 282266279914 A super quality French clock dating from around 1865. The case is extremely nicely proportioned. It is primarily made of black marble (Belgian slate) and has engraved decoration on the front panel surrounding the dial which is emphasized in gold to lighten the overall effect. It also has side handles and a top brass decoration to add interest. It dimensions are 20cms high by 20 wide by 14 deep. It has come through its one hundred and fifty years of marking the time with very little damage and although there are some very small chips on the edges of the base and the corners, these do not really detract from its impressive appearance. The movement is by Marti who is a very well respected French maker. The clock strikes the hours and the halfs on a bell and features the rare outside countwheel mechanism to control this. It runs for 8 days before it needs to be rewound. It benefits from having the Brocot pendulum suspension system so that the timekeeping can be adjusted without moving the case. The clock was running recently but has not been cleaned nor stripped down so no guarantees can be given, and because of its age, it would definitely benefit from a full service. It is supplied with a pendulum and key. The dial with Arabic numerals is a special feature of this clock as it has fine floral decoration incorporated in the porcelain. (not just painted later) This is covered with a patterned brass bezel with beveled glass. I cannot see any cracks or hairlines in dial which is in excellent condition although there is a tiny chip between the 8 and the winding hole but this is not obvious to casual inspection. (see picture) All in all, a beautiful quality item which will fit into and brighten any home. The bad news is that collection has to be from Winchester Hampshire only.However, I am retiring from clock restoration so there are lots of other horological stuff here and any collector may find a dial, a glass, spare part or movement that they need. Thanks for looking and Happy Bidding! Every effort is taken to describe the item correctly. Please browse through the detailed photos, as they form part of the description. Please contact me if you would like any specific photos of the clock, and I am happy for the clock to be viewed prior to the end of the auction. Condition: This clock is more than 150 years old. Please see pictures and description of any defects, Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: French, Material: Marble/ Stone, Features: 8-Day

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