Antique S.marti French Ormolu Mantel Clock

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Seller: domgooner (778) 99.4%, Location: Southend-on-Sea, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 293077951119 ANTIQUE S.MARTI FRENCH ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK AND PORCELAIN PANELS,AND MARBLE STAND. Description. This is a exceptional antique French elaborate mantel clock which has a beautiful solid bronze ormlu case that is in excellent condition for its age with its amazing original ormolu finish. The clock really does have the WOW factor with some stunning features displayed .The clock features various elaborate decorations with lovely ornate details around the clock face itself with amazing detail to mach its overall stunning quality and design. A figure of a young man, reclining on a seat/pedestal and gazing at his locket, which he is holding in his hand. He is wearing cloths of a wealthy gentleman from this era with great detail. There are two beautiful rectangular turquoise porcelain hand painted panels beneath the figure,both are finely hand painted with flowers and bordered with raised gilding and are simply stunning to look at and painted with amazing detail. the porcelain hand painted panels are also wonderful.The clock sits on it lovely scroll feet and then placed on its very nice white marble stand. Made by.The movement is impressed with a mark reading "S.Marti & Cie" and with the serial number "4702". About the maker.The clock maker Samuel marti was one of the most famous prolific French clock makers of the 1800s and was known to be working circa 1860 at Le Pays de Montbeliard in Paris, making roulant blancs.He is very well know in the clock making industry for many many years and also very well know as an amazing sculptor in france again in the clock making industry.Along with Japy Freres and Roux, they set up a business in 1863 to market their clock movements to such firms as L'Epee. Their Paris address was Rue Vieille-du-Temple from 1870. The Clock Measures - 8.5 inches high x 14.5 inches wide x 5 inches deep.The Dial.The dial is a lovely fine porcelain dial which has black roman numerals. The clock also has its original hands. The Movement.The movement is a very high quality French 8 day movement . The movement has recently been fully serviced so is in full working order keeping time with its french pendulum and comes with a winding key, the movement dates to around circa 1860/70.Condition Report.This clock is in excellent original condition and in full working order having recently been fully serviced and restored, please have a good look over the many Pictures i have provided which can help with any further item description. this clock will make a wonderful addition to anyone's home or as amazing gift. CAN SHIP ABOARD USING THE EBAY SHIPPING PROGRAM. ref 270 Condition: GREAT CONDITION, Age: Antique, 1860/70, Material: Ormolu, Type: Samuel Marti, Features: Porcelain panels, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: French

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