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Antique French Carriage Clock, Barometer, Thermometer Desk Set - Fully Serviced

EUR 320,60 25 Bids <1m, 14-Day Returns

Seller: kernowmanwatches (899) 100%, Location: Penzance, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391636501616 Please see the pictures below the description You are bidding on an excellent, masked dial, Victorian combination carriage clock, barometer and thermometer desk set which has been fully cleaned and serviced. This is an original, French, heavy brass item - far in every way superior to the modern Chinese items on the market today that are made to look like old, original items, and sadly lack the quality and design of the Victorian ones. The left hand side has an 8 day carriage clock movement, signed on the back with the trademark lion of Duverdrey & Bloquel, who were prolific French makers of carriage clocks in the late 1800s. It retains its original platform cylinder escapement. The movement has been fully dismantled, including the platform escapement, which had the jewels removed where possible for full cleaning. It then had both a manual and ultrasonic clean, and was re-assembled and oiled after any necessary work was done. It now is in excellent working condition. When stripped down, the mainspring was removed from its barrel, cleaned and inspected, then properly lubricated before being fitted back. The mainspring is the 'heart' of your clock, so it is important that it is serviced properly. There are five pictures towards the end which show the movement, after cleaning, before being assembled back into the case. There are naturally a few age related marks on the movement. The clock runs for its full length of wind which is in the region of 8 days. It comes with an original double ended brass carriage clock key. The clock is wound and set by the key through the back door. The right hand side has a barometer - this has been fully serviced. In the space between the clock and barometer is a thermometer - this is on a brass mount - it has been re-silvered by hand and laquered, and now looks like it would have been originally. The liquid in the thermometer has lost some of its colour over the years, but the temperature can still be read. Both thermometer and barometer scales are in French. The masked barometer enamel dial is excellent - the clock enamel dial, which is also masked, has some patching/repairs around the edge. It has been left like this as it had started to deteriorate due to being heavily glued in the brass surround, making it impossible to remove without destroying it - I did not want to replace it with a modern dial to keep the clock as original as possible. The repairs have now been stabilised. The heavy brass case has been polished entirely by hand to preserve detail. It was then coated in a very high quality wax specially made for the brass cases and plates of clocks, which acts as a tarnish inhibitor. It has, over the years, accumulated a few very minor edge bruises, but apart from these, it is in excellent condition. There are one or two slight marks etc., these mainly being tiny faults/imperfections in the 100 plus years old brass. Restoration of the case has been tastefully done - it definitely has not been over-restored, so please do not expect it to look brand new. It looks what it is - a genuine antique. Both glasses are bevelled and have no visible chips. It stands on four brass feet. I have added a few pictures at the end of parts during restoration (some before and some after), and a picture of all the parts after dismantling, (not the movement and barometer) but before cleaning. The total weight of it is 2.6kg, and the base measures approximately 18cm x 8.1/2cm. Height to the top of the handle is approximately 17cm. I have tried to be very accurate with my description and mention everything I feel the buyer should know, however, please contact me if you have any further questions. If you are new to buying/collecting antique and collectable clocks, I can give you instructions on the general care of them, and how to regulate them for timekeeping, if you are interested. When you win the auction - please let me know. UK mainland 24 hour shipping will be by UPS - the clock will be double boxed in new boxes to ensure that it reaches you in perfect condition. Overseas shipping will be carrier (UPS or DPD) - sample shipping prices are Germany £13.50 and the USA £29.50. Please contact me for other countries prior to bidding as the price depends on your location. Please see the pictures below If you are bidding on any of my other auctions, I will combine postage on multiple items. Items paid for by Paypal will only be sent to the Paypal verified address. All UK items will be sent, unless otherwise stated, by Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded. All items, if under the maximum weight limit of 2kg when packed, will be sent overseas by Royal Mail Airmail International 'Signed For' service unless otherwise stated. Items are now sent this way to conform to eBay/Paypal regulations that safeguard both the buyer and the seller. This can make the shipping charge, particularly for overseas bidders, higher than possibly expected as the Recorded/Signed For service adds to the postage, in particular to the overseas postage. I can accept no responsibility in the very rare event that items get lost in the post, but I will endeavour to do all I can to help the buyer by contacting Royal Mail and getting them to do the necessary search. Please be aware that it is illegal to falsify the value or contents on Customs documentation and under no circumstances will I do this. Overseas buyers are responsible for all duties and taxes, if applicable, that are levied by their Customs. Condition: KMW1098 - See 31 pictures below description, Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Sub-Type: Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: French, Material: Brass, Features: Barometer, Make: Duverdrey & Bloquel

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