Seller: timerunner56 (672) 99.5%, Location: Bournemouth, Dorset, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 291952810741 Beautiful 19th Century French Striking Ormolu Mantle Clock With Porcelain Panels!A top quality and beautiful 19th Century French striking ormolu mantle clock. The gilt bronze case comes with delightful hand painted Porcelain Panel with period scenes and figures. The large plaque is bell shaped and depicts a man and woman in 18th century period dress. The dial has a delicately painted small bird with flowers. There is a hairline crack on the dial which is hard to see running down the dial see pics The numbers are painted roman numerals while the hands are well shaped. The urn at the top of the clock case is also painted blue with gilt decoration.The gilt bronze case is finely cast with scrolls, swags and foliage while the base has four nicely detailed feet. The movement is signed 'Japy Freres', a well known and respected French clock maker. Also it is signed 'Hy. Marc', perhaps a contributor to the manufacture or even a retailer? The number '58115' appears on the back of the movement and the pendulum which confirms that these are original to each other. This 8 day movement strikes on a bell once at half past the hour then six at six o'clock etc. This wonderful old clock is running and working and it looks as though the last owner has had it cleaned and serviced. Measures approximately 14in tall x 9in wide x 4in deep and is in very nice condition (see photos). The gilding is mostly very good for a clock of around 120/130 years old, the back does have some rubbing probably cause by handling the case over many years. Although working, I would suggest a service and setting up by a competent restorer to set the clock up following shipping transit to the new owner. Consequently it is sold as seen for restoration or repair only.Postal costs refer to UK mainland addressesHappy to answer any questions, either via message or phone ( 07761 432112 ) Terms and ConditionsAll my items are sold for restoration and consequently sold as seen without a guarantee. I do not sell reproduction items or copies, I also do not clean or restore my items but prefer to offer them in a genuinely sleepy state ready for professional restoration. I often do have items for sale that are in superb 'ready to use' condition and have many satisfied clients built up over 20 years. Please see my feedback.UK buyers, please make payment by Personal Cheque or Paypal. I do also on occasion accept payment in cash when the items are collected in person. Overseas buyers must pay by Paypal only in UK Pound Sterling. Please note that the buyer is responsible for any costs relating to customs including Import tax.Please ensure you have the funds to pay for your item prior to leaving a bid.Please always obtain a shipping cost prior to making a bid. I always pack my items very well and securely using appropriate materials. ALL my items are sent by 'Recorded Delivery' and require a signature upon delivery. Please note that as all shippers refuse to insure antique clocks in transit I cannot offer a guarentee for their safe arrival, but will always ensure that they are well protected in transit and with a recognised courier. The item will be tracked within the UK and a proof of postage will always be provided. I am also happy to always combine postage for multiple purchases.In the unlikely event of a problem, please contact me first so that I can have the opportunity to arrange a solution. I always appreciate positive feedback, which I am happy to return after I have received it. Please ensure you have the funds to pay for your item prior to leaving a bid.