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Samuel Marti Ornate Pre-1900 French 8-Day Gilt Striking Mantle Clock

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Seller: theantiquesstorehouse (5,411) 100%, Location: Portsmouth, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291910751228 ~ Samuel Marti Ornate Pre-1900 French 8-Day Gilt Striking Mantle Clock ~ This beautiful half hour striking mechanism clock has a Baroque style enamelled face with golden scrolled minute and hour hands. Towards the centre of the face, the blue coloured Roman hour numerals are surrounded by a colourful floral pattern. Black coloured Arabic numerals indicate the minutes. On the face there are the two winding key openings with golden rings on their margin used to adjust the chiming (left) and the clockwork (right). On top of the face above the number twelve another adjustment lever can be seen. This particular one helps in adjusting the height of the pendulum. The gilt brass case, also of a Baroque design is decorated with foliage etchings. The right side hinged back door reveals the mechanism stamped with the manufacturer’s mark ‘S. Marti’ and the company logo ‘Samuel Marti & Cie.’. The pendulum is serial numbered 2504. Usually on this kind of clock mechanism, the pendulum is hung on a thread meaning that only a small light weight pendulum can be hung on. This particular rare French example is fitted with a special mechanism were the pendulum is hung on a steel feather allowing a heavier pendulum to be used. A heavy pendulum lowers the risk of it swaying and losing momentum. The chiming hammer strikes onto a blued metal feather instead of an often seen bell. ~ Dimensions ~ The clock is 11.5 inches (29.5 cm) tall by 6.75 inches (17 cm) wide and 5.25 inches (13.5 cm) deep. It weighs 3.4 Kg. ~ Condition ~ The clock is in good working order and keeps good time. The case has minimal age wear. The face is slightly stained on the margins. The right golden ring on the clockwork opening of the face has felt inside and it can be retrieved if the clock work is taken out. The glass has minimal age wear. The chiming mechanism works fine. For further details and conditions see pictures below....

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