Huge 1869 Victorian Clock, 14-day Marti Movement, Visible Brocot Escapement

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Seller: talyinka (845) 97.6%, Location: Loughborough, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273894560993 Impressive black Belgian marble ca. 1869 Victorian clock with large 2-week S. Marti movement with hourly and half-hourly strike and rare visible Brocot escapement brought through the dial Silver dedication plaque dated January 1870 The inscription on the dedication plaque reads: Presented by the ratepayers of the Parish of Oadby To Mr John Cartwright in Memory of his late Father as a tribute of their high esteem and regard and in recognition of his Services as Guardian of the poor of this Parish for 30 Years January 1870. (This is of course a very moving inscription considering the Poor Law Amendment of 1834) A high quality and expensive Victorian mantel clock from around 1868-9 It is original, including pendulum, as far as it is possible to ascertain It includes a top quality S. Marti movement - a pearl in any house Circular enamelled dial and chapter ring with Roman numerals - very good condition with a few hairlines The case is in very good condition with a few inconspicuous repairs, including cracks behind the dedication plaque Original S. Marti movement (numbers correspond) - trade mark (photo) used 1860-80 Some restoration and full conservation using best practice methods, including Renaissance Wax treatment, has been carried out The movement has been fully serviced, including new mainsprings and escapement jewels The clock comes with winding key and Brocot key for regulation - further details in the Restoration Report The movement is covered by a one-year return-to-base (parts & labour) warranty - shipping is not covered under this warranty Measurements: Dimensions: base 455 x 155 mm, height 310 mm; weight appr. 19 kg Bezel diameter: 175 mm For full restoration information and many more photos please download the Restoration Certificate You can also download my booklet about how to care for your French clock as well a short video of the escapement in action Kindly let me know if you experience issues with the links above - they do not always seem to work Payment by bank transfer or personal cheque. Buyer is welcome to collect and pay in cash or gold - this is a fragile very heavy clock and collection is recommended These clocks are getting increasingly rare and their prices have been going up rapidly so apart from decorating any modern home they may constitute good investments Bidders outside UK mainland (as defined by courier services) please PM to discuss shipping before buying I no longer export antiques on a freight included basis, only collected by buyer's courier or other representative Shipped in custom-designed box-inside-box shock-absorbing packaging. Seller accepts no liability for damage sustained in shipping. Buyer must insure. Sorry, no returns possible for this clock - it is too fragile to send to and fro French mantel clocks 1800-1940 serviced, conserved, repaired and restored, including marble and metal work - please PM for further information Many more clocks available - please see my other items or PM me with your requirements I am perfectly happy to pack and make ready for collection by a courier of buyer's choice Condition: Restored and fully serviced - 1 year RTB warranty. Condition very good for age (see text and photos)., Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Material: Marble/ Stone, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Features: 8-Day, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Victorian

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