Elegantly proportioned French Oval Four Glass striking mantle clock with visible escapement (of type often referred to as a Crystal Regulator), by Samuel Marti et Cie c1875. The clock is in an oval brass case with plinth and cornice mouldings. Curved bevelled glass panels. It has a stepped, white enamelled dial with black roman numerals and blued steel hands. Brass winding bezels and exposed ruby pin palleted deadbeat Brocot escapement enabling fine regulation. The dial's bezel is in original rose-gold finish – the clock's underside carrying the Paris gilder's mark. An 8-day movement striking the hours and half hour on a bell. Twin-flask faux-mercury pendulum (indistinguishable from mercury vials as well as enabling shipping/import where mercury is prohibited). Backplate stamped with ‘Medaille De Bronze’ for movement maker S. Marti et Cie (awarded 1860) and serial number 11122. Also stamped HP & Co (most likely to have been the case-maker) and serial number 2614. Available with gilded gesso base – handwritten serial number (2614) on its underside suggesting that it was originally made to accompany the clock. Supplied with keys. The clock measures 30 cm in height (excluding base), 20 cm width and 16.5 cm depth. Excellent timekeeper. Watch a short video of it striking (above). Fully cleaned and serviced but retaining its antique brass patina. The clock's movement is covered by our 12-month warranty in the UK.
This clock is in exceptional condition commensurate with age. Bevelled glass panel and stepped dial are in pristine condition. The brass case has a beautifully aged surface patina and is without damage. In excellent working condition. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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