Antique Bronzed and Marble Clock - Goddess Cěrĕs by S Marti.
~ French - Circa 1880 ~
~~ Excellent Condition ~~
Stunning Bronzed metal figural clock depicting Ceres, the Italian Goddess of the Harvest, as a young woman. She holds a Sheaf of wheat and is resting on the clock which is modelled as a wooden barrel, probably a reference to France's favourite harvest. Her hat placed nonchalantly on the barrel. Against the barrel, leans a sickle and another sheaf. The base is built from hand carved sections of a creamy variegated marble which completes the classical appearance of the clock.
The modelling of Ceres is excellent, crisp and a good patinated finish, beautifully captured.
The French movement is of excellent quality and runs for 8 days, strikes on a bell half hourly. It has the S Marti mark and also the mark of the Paris retailer Pierre LeMasson.
Condition of the movement is excellent - we have cleaned and serviced the movement - it runs very well and keeps good time. The dial has 2 very very small chips, one by the 7 o'clock and one by the 6 o'clock - these are hardly noticeable. There is some very minor wear to the patination as you would expect. A minor repair on the rear of the barrel is just visible. We have replaced the missing pendulum. The marble is in excellent and clean condition with some small nibbles to the edges. The clock is generally in excellent condition - ready to grace your home!
The clock comes complete with pendulum, key and bell!
~ Super looking clock for your home! ~
Dimensions of clock: Width
19 1/2", Height
14 1/4", Depth
International Shipping is no problem - fully insured
UK postage by Royal mail parcel force will be £16.50 for next day.
International shipping will be $59 by Air with insurance.
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