Superb Victorian S. Marti Slate/Marble Mantle Clock With Visible Escapement

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller nostalgiccollectablesuk (1.469) 100%, Location: Poole, Dorset, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 303385818774 Superb Victorian S. Marti Slate/Marble Mantle Clock With Visible EscapementA very nice quality Victorian striking mantle clock with a visible escapement by top French clock maker 'S. Marti' thought to date from around the 1880's. This delightful clock is in mostly superb cosmetic shape with a nice black slate/marble 'architectural' case in the Roman style with a battle scene in the apex. The sides are decorated with Corinthian columns. Small chip at the front bottom edge which is repairable (see photos). Brass feet in each corner. The brass 4in dial has a black chapter ring with etched gold coloured Roman numerals and nicely shaped hands. This clock has a visible escapement which confirms it as a clock of higher quality to the standard versions The brass bezel/door is also excellent quality with thick bevelled glass. The back door is also excellent. The french 8 day 'S.Marti' movement strikes on a gong. The springs are good and fully wound. The movement is running and striking and keeping good time although untested over a long period. Comes with its original pendulum which has the same number '2958' to that on the back of the movement. This confirms their originality. The 'Feather' at the top of where the pendulum hangs from is not totally straight which means the pendulum doesn't swing totally straight. This is an easy repair, and even now doesn't seem to affect the operation of the clock. It still runs and operates well. Due to a prolonged period in storage it would benefit from a full clean and service to run perfectly. A new feather would also help, consequently this item is sold as seen for restoration. Measures approximately 32cm long x 28.5cm tall (at apex) x 16cm deep. A very nice quality vintage mantle clock by a very good french maker which is in excellent original condition, especially for an item around 130 years old. This item can be seen working on the Nostalgic Collectables Youtube page.Please note that Postage and Packing to addresses in the UK Mainland is £9.95 Signed for. (Please contact me for Scottish Highlands, Islands and N.Ireland)BUYERS OUTSIDE THE U.K PLEASE NOTE I DO NOT HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER THE COST AND TIME TAKEN TO GET THE ITEM TO YOU THROUGH EBAY'S GLOBAL SHIPPING PROGRAMME. I AIM TO SEND THE ITEM TO EBAY'S GSP DEPOT USUALLY WITHIN 24 TO 48 WORKING HOURS FOLLOWING CLEARED PAYMENT. ANY DELAY AFTER IT REACHES EBAY I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR.I will be happy to answer any questions I can relating to this sale. Many Thanks For LookingThe necessary boring terms and conditionsBefore bidding please study all the photos that I have provided to satisfy yourself you are happy with the item and its condition.If there is a problem with either the item or its delivery please contact me first via Ebay messages so I can look into the situation and resolve it without further issuePlease make sure you are totally aware of what the sale consists of, and ask any questions about the item before bidding as all sales are final. Please make sure you have the necessary funds to buy the item prior to making a bid.PLEASE MAKE PAYMENT WITHIN 3 DAYS OF THE END OF THE SALE. IF THIS CANNOT BE DONE PLEASE CONTACT MEALL RETURNS ARE MADE AT THE BUYERS EXPENSE

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