Seller: chaseleyantiques (825) 100%, Location: Staffordshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 172406731338 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Here for your consideration is a magnificent and extremely rare, antique Victorian, 1899, Art Nouveau, English sterling silver, travelling/desk time piece with white enamel dial, inscribed with Roman numerals, key wind movement, floral/scroll decoration, and set in a beautifully embossed, 'lucky' three leaf clover, designed pattern. Please take time look at all 12 photos to fully appreciate the exquisite quality of workmanship, in this magnificent silver stylised, lucky three leaf clover, floral and scroll decorated, travelling/desk clock. It comes complete with key. It also has a very interesting inscription to the reverse which reads "For Nurse From Valentine Feb 14th 1900" so quite a romantic inscription, which could well have been a gift from an injured soldier to his nurse, as a thank you ?? A truly stunning piece of Victorian Arts and Crafts workmanship. Its fully silver assay hallmarked for Birmingham, with lion passant, date letter 'Z' for 1899 and the makers initials D.C.Co in a oblong cartouche for the Douglas Clock, Company. Considering this travelling/desk clock is 116 years old it's in very good working condition, (actually keeps pretty good time) with no dents, splits or damage. It does have some beautiful silver age related patina, commensurate with its 116 years of age, but nothing unusual. When you actually consider what this exquisite clock has probably been through, certainly two world wars, we think it just adds to its character. What is nice is the fact that this delightful clock hasn't been over cleaned or over polished, totally unspoilt, which over the years has created a beautiful age related patination !! Douglas Clock Co Ltd ... Working around the turn of the late 19th century they specialised in ornate boxes, napkin rings and decorative travelling, mantle and table clocks for top end retailers like Harrods and Liberty & Co. Their decorative clocks are now commanding very strong prices, basically because of the exquisite workmanship associated, with these delightfully stylish, Victorian time pieces. Dimensions as follows ... Height: 3.75 inches or 9.5 cm Width: 3.5 inches or 8.9 cm (widest point) Depth: 0.75 inches or 2 cm Weight: 8.5 oz or 241 grams This is as good as it gets with regards to interesting Art Nouveau silver clocks. How many of these have you seen, an extremely rare find indeed. I've only got one, once it's gone .... it's gone, and if there's one thing I've learned about antiques, when items are of quality and extremely rare he who hesitates, usually loses out. This rare silver travelling/desk clock is so highly collectable, and would add value to any silver collection. A stylish time piece that has stunning detailed decoration. A real must for any serious Arts and Crafts collector. Rare, Art Nouveau silver items, have become extremely collectable and are really appreciating in value. This would make a superb gift, ideal for a business desk or even as a bedside clock, for a loved one !! The table clock will be sent out recorded, special delivery with insurance. Please note, all my international postal charges are only estimates and will be confirmed and altered up or down when I know the destination to where, items are being sent. Please also note I only charge actual costs of postage and packaging with insurance, no more. Please feel free to look at my other items.