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A French four-glass, gilded mantel clock with visible dead-beat escapement and temperature compensated pendulum, by S. Marti. Circa 1870.

A good and fabulous, large 4-glass mantel clock.

Stock No:   14019

The eight day duration, circular 'Movement de Paris' with visible Achillie Brocot, jewelled, self-setting, Dead-beat escapement. Rack striking the hours and halfs on a tuned bell and having a substantial, temperature compensated mercurial pendulum. The backplate being stamped with the maker's 'Medal de Honour' and name 'S. Marti'. Also bearing the unique early serial number: 381.

Behind a 4 1/4" diameter, 2 piece white enamel dial. The chapter ring having black Roman numerals with minute and hour baton markings and also a Brocot regulation square above the XII. The recessed enamel centre being divided with a gilded brass ring and having gilded brass grommets to the winding, centre and escape wheel holes. The fine escape wheel being held with a gilded bridge and the pallet anchor having jewelled brocot stones. Also having blued steel Breguet 'Open moon' matching hands and a moulded cast bezel.

Contained in a well proportioned, good quality, Corniche style four-glass case, fully plated with 24 carat gold and having front and rear doors and thick bevelled glass panels to all sides.

* This clock is simply stunning, the quality of the gold plating cannot be surpassed and has been carried out by one of the country's finest craftsmen. The proportions are aesthetically perfect and the condition is excellent. Apart from the usual blemishes such as the mercury drawing lead from the glass that it is contained in (referring to pendulum) and the dial having slight age cracks and historical repairs at the XII, VI and III which is barely noticeable, it is as the day it was made over 140 years ago. This is quite an early example of its type which I feel is of a more pleasing look. It is bright, clean and crisp and would certainly be a focal point in any room. Because of the escapement and pendulum, this will be an extremely accurate timekeeper and you could expect an error of just a few seconds per week.

S. Marti and Company were based in Le Pays de Montbeliard.

Dimensions:                            13 1/4" high x 7 3/4" wide x 6 1/4" deep.

Circa:                                       1870.

Condition:                                Excellent with acceptable, slight historical damage to the dial.

Price:                                       £3,250.00.

Investment forecast:               4.5  (please refer to our 'Buying for Investment' page for explanation).

French 4-glass mantel clock with visible escapement and mercurial pendulum for sale. Circa 1870.
  • French 4-glass mantel clock with visible escapement and mercurial pendulum for sale. Circa 1870.
  • French 4-glass mantel clock with visible escapement and mercurial pendulum for sale. Circa 1870.
  • French 4-glass mantel clock with visible escapement and mercurial pendulum for sale. Circa 1870.
  • French 4-glass mantel clock with visible escapement and mercurial pendulum for sale. Circa 1870.
  • French 4-glass mantel clock with visible escapement and mercurial pendulum for sale. Circa 1870.
  • French 4-glass mantel clock with visible escapement and mercurial pendulum for sale. Circa 1870.
  • French 4-glass mantel clock with visible escapement and mercurial pendulum for sale. Circa 1870.
  • French 4-glass mantel clock with visible escapement and mercurial pendulum for sale. Circa 1870.
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