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Venus with Amour and Dog, Superb Ormolu and White Mable Clock Set, circa 1900

$10,317.77per set

About

A large and exceptional original antique French ormolu and marble Louis XVI style clock set. The beautiful young Venus stands with a small dog, a symbol of fidelity. Amour is represented in the heavens by a putto standing amongst the gilded clouds. It is of the highest quality, finely made of ormolu and white marble and is also large and heavy. Candelabra are conforming in style with branches of acanthus and ovoid marble bodies. The central stems are finished with a crisply modelled bows and pineapple finials. The dial is porcelain enamel on copper with beautifully cut gilt hands. The rear door is glazed to allow the movement to be seen. The French movement is by the famous maker Samuel Marti and is the company's usual high quality. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is original. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. A Louis XVI period clock of similar design can be seen in 'Les plus belles pendules francaises' by Giacomo and Aurelie Wannenes. Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and some slight marks, discoloration and wear on the high spots. The dial is also in excellent condition just some small chips next to the right hand winding hole. Marble is in good condition color has aged to a mellow cream, there are some slight nibbles to the edges and occasional marks. Samuel Marti Medaille D'Or mark on the movement backplate. Complete with original pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required. Dimensions of clock: inches: Height 16", width 15 1/2", depth 7 1/2" centimeters: Height 41 cm, width 39 cm, depth 19 cm Dimensions of candelabra: inches: Height 17 1/4", width 9", depth 8 1/2" centimeters: Height 44 cm, width 23 cm, depth 21.5 cm.

Details

  • Creator
    Samuel Marti (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.25 in. (43.82 cm)Width: 15.5 in. (39.37 cm)Depth: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Louis XVI (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Fully overhauled and working. Gilding is very good with some marks, discolouration and wear on the high spots. Dial as some small chips next to the winding holes. Marble has aged to a cream colour, some slight nibbles and marks.
  • Seller Location
    Belper, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: RSC30211stDibs: LU249639909191

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $196.17 Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Belper, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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