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RARE ANTIQUE BRONZE ORMOLU MOUNTED IMARI PORCELAIN CASE CLOCK SET S MARTI C1890

RARE ANTIQUE BRONZE ORMOLU MOUNTED IMARI PORCELAIN CASE CLOCK SET S MARTI C1890
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Location: Derbyshire, Heart of England


Item Details

Information:

  • Age: Antique, Pre-1900
  • Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock
  • Sub-Type: Mantel Clock
  • Style/ Origin/ Theme: French
  • Material: Ormolu
  • Features: Dragon-Antiques.com, bell strike, fully overhauled, 8-Day, Keys, Winders, Striking/ Repeating


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Rare Bronze Mounted Imari Porcelain
Clock Set ~ Samuel Marti

~ Japanese / French- Circa 1890 ~

~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~

A very large, rare and impressive original antique clock set. The bodies are stunning Japanese Imari porcelain mounted with finely gilded bronze. Candelabra are formed from a matching pair of Japanese Imari porcelain jars of inverted pear form covered with a high domed lid. The clock is housed in a matching, but larger jar. The body is beautifully decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze rust-red enamel and gilt highlights.

The vases sit on heavy gilded bronze bases with scrolled feet. The clock is surmounted by a winged mythical creatures and has a pair of lions mask handles. Candelabra are surmounted by four elegantly scrolled branches. The gilding is in lovely fresh and bright condition which contrasts beautifully with the Imari porcelain.

The dial is also gilt brass with 12 individual enamel cartouches and blued steel hands. It is mounted in a heavy gilt bronze surround and is covered with convex glass.

The French movement is by Samuel Marti and has the makers mark on the movement backplate. It is of high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is an old replacement. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Click the video clip below to hear the bell and watch the clock running!

Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with hardly any wear or discolouration and there are no losses. The Imari porcelain is also in excellent condition with the usual slight wear to the overglaze gilt decoration. There is a tiny chip on the edge of the hole made for the back door that isn't quite covered by rim of the door, this isn't noticeable. The dial is also in excellent condition just with no damage. Candelabra are slightly distorted. The set makes a stunning display as you can see below. 

  
Samuel Marti mark on the movement backplate along with the retailers mark

Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required.

*Listed in USD, UKP and AUD - please see our store for your preferred currency*

Dimensions of clock:

inches

Height 21 ", Width 11", Depth 9 1/2"

 

centimetres

Height 53.5 cm, Width 28 cm, Depth 24 cm

Dimensions of candelabra:

inches

Height 23", Width 8 1/2", Depth 8 1/2"

 

centimetres

Height 58.5 cm, Width 21.5 cm, Depth 21.5 cm

About us - All of our clocks are original antiques, we source most of our clocks in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. We prefer to buy our clocks in original 'dirty' condition. We then clean the cases using a technique we have developed over many years. We employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free. 

Click the movie player below to see the this actual clock run -
(large file, may take a moment to start).


International Shipping is no problem - fully insured

UK postage by courier will be £80

International shipping to USA and Europe will be £295 by Air with insurance.

Rest of the world including Australia and Far East will be £445

  We use a premium courier such as UPS, DHL etc or a dedicated/specialist antiques courier.
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