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ANTIQUE FRENCH FOUR GLASS CRYSTAL REGULATOR. VISIBLE ESCAPEMENT. CIRCA 1870's

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Seller: trotterclocks (1,164) 100%, Location: Edenbridge, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 142195344911 ANTIQUE FRENCH FOUR GLASS CRYSTAL REGULATOR. CIRCA 1870's VISIBLE BROCOT ESCAPEMENT JEWELLED PALLETS RICHARD ET CIE / S.MARTI Here for auction I have a very desirable 4 glass crystal regulator by Richard & Co (Richard et Cie) of Paris & London. The two train French 8 day movement backplate carries the Bronze medal stamp of S.Marti et Cie, and the stamp of R & C (Richard & Co) Paris & London with the number 1755. The visible Brocot escapement has 2 jewels to the pallets and as always the very finely cut escape wheel. Rack striking on a nickel plated bell it gives a single hammer blow on the half hour then strikes the hours indicated on the dial at the hour. The clock has it's original Mercury pendulum which has a little internal staining to one tube. Pendulum is carried on the Brocot suspension system which allows fine adjustments from the dial side, whilst coarse adjustments are done at the pendulum base. The movement is in a clean working condition and performs as it should. No indication of when it was last serviced but everything looks fine. The fine white enamel chapter ring dial is set within a brass outer bezel and has a recessed white enamel centre where the Brocot escapement can be seen along with the two winding arbors. The dial has a couple of small hairlines at the 6 and also in between 12 & 1. No visible marks to the centre section. Brocot suspension adjust above 12. Black Roman numerals with a small loss on the 11. Finished with typical French Moon hands. Clock movement housed in a heavy brass two door Gorge style case with all panels glazed in mm bevel edged crystal glass. Glass in great condition apart from small chip on top right of front door. Both doors open and close tightly. Their is a small indentation top right of the case lid. See the last picture montage for items I have described.The case will benefit from polishing and re-lacquering to bring out the good looks of these wonderful clocks. Case and movement are totally original. Dimensions: Height 27.5 cm (10¾ in) Width: 17 cm (6¾ in). Depth 13 cm (5¼ in) approx. A little history: Richard et Cie were prominent French clock makers. Founded in Paris in 1848 they opened a branch in London in 1857, the London branch closed in 1881. S Marti et Cie were renowned makers of clocks and clock movements to the clock finishing trade. Awarded a bronze medal in 1860 and a Silver medal in 1889 when they also changed the back stamp to reflect the new honor. From this I am confident in dating the clock to 1870 - 1880. PLEASE NOTE THIS CLOCK IS FOR COLLECTION ONLY, THIS IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT CARRIERS DO NOT INSURE ANTIQUES, DO NOT INSURE GLASS AND MERCURY IS PROHIBITED BY CARRIERS, IF FOUND THEY WILL DESTROY. SO PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO POST THE ITEM. Collection ensures that you receive your item intact, it is possible to deliver within a small distance at cost of fuel etc, ask. I shall be selling 2 more large clocks that will be collection only owing to the size of the glass domes. 1 is very rarely seen in the UK. An Ansonia "Crystal Palace no2" so this is a rare beast. Second is an early Jahresuhrenfabrik AG /August Schatz bandstand style 400 day clock 1920s/30s. As stated no insurance classed as antique and glass rarely makes the journey. Good luck with your bidding, please study all pictures. If more information or pictures are required please ask and use the Ebay mail syste for a prompt reply. I give a fair and accurate description of my clocks including warts. As this itenm is collection only I appreciate that it can be difficult, but I will do my best to help out, so please ask me. Obviously there is a cost involved but I will only charge the mileage covered and my time. Please look at my other listings, I will be listing more clocks and some Silver verge fusee pocket watches, clock cases and more items in the coming days. All are from my own collection. . Condition: Antique clock in working order. Expect marks and wear from use. small chip to top right front door. small indentation to top edge. Please study all pictures as they for an important part of the description.

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