Superb French Gilt Candelabra Clock Set - ~~ Dolphins and Lion Masks ~~
~ S Marti et Cie ~
~~ Excellent Condition ~~
A Stunning gilt brass clock set of the highest quality by S Marti et Cie - this is a large, heavy and majestic clock set. The clock is in the form of a drum head with lions masks to the sides. The lions hold a swag of laurel in their mouths which sweeps down to the front of the clock. The sides of both the clock and the candelabra are mounted with Dolphins. The dial has been made in the style of 18th century examples, being solid brass mounted with individual enamelled copper cartouches for each hour. The candelabra in the form of classical urns, mounted upon bases complying with that of the clock, with a swag of laurel. The arms of the candelabra are delicately modelled as stems of climbing foliage.
The movement is of excellent quality and has the S Marti mark on the back plate - the movement strikes half-hourly on a bell.
Condition of the movement is excellent having been cleaned and serviced in our work shop - keeps good time and runs for 8 days.
Condition of the case is excellent. The lacquer has worn and darkened in places to give a great antique patina. We have replaced the blued steel hands which were damaged and carefully cleaned the case without removing the lacquer to preserve the patina. We have then polished the case with a little gilt wax. The only minor faults are two chips to the inside edge of the glass which can hardly be seen. There are two small flower head finals missing which is only noticeable on close inspection. Two of the candelabra arms have had minor repairs where they join to the stand. Some of the candelabra arms are very slightly loose and the stands are not perfectly vertical.
Altogether a very rare, unusual and attractive clock!
Dimensions of the clock: Height 21 1/4", Width 14", Depth 7"
Dimensions of Candelabra: Height 21", Overall Width 12", Overall Depth 12"
Complete with key, bell and pendulum.
International Shipping is no problem - fully insured
UK postage by Royal mail parcel force will be £32.00 for next day.
International shipping will be $175 (very heavy!) by Air with insurance
any questions to Julie@Dragon-Antiques.com.
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