Fine Fusee English Carriage Clock Very rare Electroformed case of outstanding detail

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Seller: clockbroker (126) 100%, Location: Mansfield, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123454083101 FINE FUSEE ENGLISH CARRIAGE CLOCK Click images to enlarge Description This is magnificent and most rare English fusee timepiece carriage clock with an electroformed case which is in wonderful original condition. Electroforming or Electrotyping is described in some detail on the internet but basically the process was patented by George Elkington in 1840 and is basically the making of a metallic object by heavy electrodeposition , usually of copper , which may afterwards be silvered or gilded. It is known to have been used by James McCabe and E.J.Dent and was used in some of their finest clocks. The advantage of this process is the ability to reproduce in very fine detail which can be observed in this particular clock . A virtually identical example by James Voak is illustrated on page 352 of "Carriage and other travelling clocks " by Derek Roberts. As the images show the case is very well detailed and depicts vines and birds to the silvered panels but also has a beautifully engraved and gilded dial to contrast will the case Rarely do exceptional pieces such as this appear on the open market as they are generally cherished in collections although I doubt that there are many of the quality of this particular clock. My clock is sold with the movement serviced by a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. I have included a selection of photographs that accurately represent the item , one of which shows the scale next to a standard size repeating carriage clock. The clock is of English manufacture dating circa 1860. It retains its original gilding and platform escapement . The fine quality unsigned fusee movement has a running duration of 8 days. The clock is 6 1/2 inches tall with the handle raised , 3 3/4 inches wide. The depth is 3 1/8 inches. It has obviously been well cared for and cherished all its life. I am unable to determine with certainty the maker.. This is a genuine and original clock and I offer a full money back guarantee to this end. It is very unlikely indeed that a carriage clock of this type will appear on the open market in the foreseeable future. If a prospective purchaser wishes to contact me directly my contact details are at the bottom of the listing. UK buyers are asked to use alternative means of payment to Pay Pal if at all possible. If the asking price is paid in full I will provide a 12 months guarantee and ship the clock for free worldwide. If a lesser offer is accepted it will be considered a trade sale with the clock sold as described I will ship this clock worldwide and we are experienced in this process Guesstimate shipping rates are as follows; Europe £25 USA £60 Asia and Australia £ 70 Payment Alternative means of payment to Pay Pal are prefered if at all possible.Goods will not be shipped unles paid for in full Shipping Ebay and Pay pal cxharges are incurred on shipping and these with be added to the total shipping costs.Most items will be shipped worlwide and generally by UPS or similar service which is tracked and signed for.I will not sent items which are not tracked and signed for.Collection is available.Delivery is possible depending on your location for reasonable expences.Goods will be packed as well as possible which will increase charges slightly due to larger box sizes but no-one wants the item damaged.NO COURIER WILL INSURE ANTIQUES SO PLEASE THAT IN MIND.PLEASE TAKE OUT YOUR OWN SEPERATE INSURANCE IF YOU REQUIRE IT. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding.Items can be viewed prior to sale.Please do not on items if you do not intention of completing the transaction.Contact me if you have any problems as I want you to buy again.If you see an item and require a little time to pay please get in touch and terms may be arranged to our mutual satisfaction About Us I have been involved in antique clocks and barometers for nearly 30 years with customers worldwide although I am new to Ebay.I firmly believe that business should be done with integrity and honesty.I prefer genuine and untouched items and will sell them as such to keep costs down.We have no intention of misleading our customers in any way and will provide the best service possible.If you encounter any problems then please get in touch. Contact Us We can be contacted at where the necessary details can be found Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Superb original condition in perfect working order with fully serviced movement

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