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Seller: clockbroker (113) 100%, Location: Mansfield, Ships to: GB, Item: 122213493572 RARE FRENCH MOONPHASE MANTEL CLOCK - Small size Having owned and seen several French clocks with moon dials I have not come across one of this design and small size . They are usually of excellent quality but tend to be on the large size and very heavy. This clock is one of the smallest I have seen and would be very easy to house in any location. Due the premium in price such clocks demand unfortunately these movements are often mounted in non original cases but this example is totally genuine right down to the original pendulum and key. There is a quote from Galileo Galilei (1564-1842) inscribed on the front in French script which translated means pure is "poor and yet it moves" regarding the inquisition he was involved in concerning the relationship of the Earth to the Sun - this is obviously the correct case for the movement!. The french made square plated 8 day duration movement strikes the hours and half hours on a bell.It is in full working order having been serviced prior to sale.It bears the trademark of Edouard Serin of Paris who is a known maker of such clocks . Other makers did not normally incorporate moon phase/calendar work on their main clock dials and used a separate dial and movement The perfect porcelain dial shows the moon phase as well as conventional time. The black Belgium slate case is in very nice original order and apart from the chip in the front in the centre of the pediment it is in excellent condition save a small stain (illustrated )on the top which no doubt can be removed by someone who knows how. I have simply cleaned,oiled and waxed the case and it has a lovely shine. Prospective buyers are very welcome and encouraged to view this item to see how nice it is in real life. It is 16 1/2 inches tall, 11 1/2 wide and 7 1/2 inches deep Like all antiques there are the odd related marks but nothing else worth mentioning .This is a genuine and original clock and I offer a full money back guarantee to this end. If a prospective purchaser wishes to contact me directly my contact details are at the bottom of the listing. UK buyers are asked to use alternative means of payment to Pay Pal if at all possible. If the asking price is paid in full I will deliver,set up and provide a full 12 months guarantee under these circumstances . If a lesser offer is accepted it will be considered a trade sale with the clock sold as described I will ship this clock worldwide and we are experienced in this process Guesstimate shipping rates are as follows; Europe £40 USA £80 Asia and Australia £ 150 Alternative means of payment to Pay Pal are prefered if at all possible.Goods will not be shipped unles paid for in full Ebay and Pay pal cxharges are incurred on shipping and these with be added to the total shipping costs.Most items will be shipped worlwide and generally by UPS or similar service which is tracked and signed for.I will not sent items which are not tracked and signed for.Collection is available.Delivery is possible depending on your location for reasonable expences.Goods will be packed as well as possible which will increase charges slightly due to larger box sizes but no-one wants the item damaged.NO COURIER WILL INSURE ANTIQUES SO PLEASE THAT IN MIND.PLEASE TAKE OUT YOUR OWN SEPERATE INSURANCE IF YOU REQUIRE IT. Please ask all questions before bidding.Items can be viewed prior to sale.Please do not on items if you do not intention of completing the transaction.Contact me if you have any problems as I want you to buy again.If you see an item and require a little time to pay please get in touch and terms may be arranged to our mutual satisfaction I have been involved in antique clocks and barometers for nearly 30 years with customers worldwide although I am new to Ebay.I firmly believe that business should be done with integrity and honesty.I prefer genuine and untouched items and will sell them as such to keep costs down.We have no intention of misleading our customers in any way and will provide the best service possible.If you encounter any problems then please get in touch. We can be contacted on 07970 298 181 or by email at Save time & money with FREE Auctiva Image Hosting.Create listings that get noticed! with Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. Auctiva, The complete eBay Selling Solution. Condition: Excellent original condition in perfect working order

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