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Three-Piece Clock by Samuel Marti Attributed Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley

$16,061.74per set


Majestic set consisting of a French ormolu clock and two large candelabra. The ormolu watch is made by Samuel Marti. The bronze is attributed to Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley. Inside the mechanism of the watch is the watchmaker's original mark dated 1900, stamped with a gold medal. The set consists of a watch and a pair of high-quality mercury bronze candelabra. The ormolu watch has a side drape with laurel purses and foliate finials. The dial is in white enamel with cartouche Roman numerals. Serial No. 9685 c.d. The watch has a suspended base with small purses with foliage that flank a tassel drapery containing. The back is draped and in the center we find its pivot with the gear of the clock inside. The composition ends with the putto or winged angel inserted over the clasp. The set is completed by a pair of six-light candelabra (one central and five arms) with a grooved body and vase shaped lights shaped with strap handles, on a base worked and decorated with foliage. Overall decorated with enameled bands of arabesques and swirls and neogreek motifs with palmettes and stylized antennas. Samuel Marti was born on September 20, 1811 in Langenthal, Canton Bern, Switzerland. He was the son of Jean Marti and Barbe Neukom. In 1830 he moved to Montbéliard in France and married Camille Adèle Masson in Montbéliard in 1851. From this marriage 4 children were born. Camille Emilie in 1852, Louise Amélie in 1852 and the twins Samuel Augustus and Emilie Suzanne, Eugénie on December 4th 1857. Samuel Augustus Marti later became the successor in his father's company. His son André Samuel Jules Marti (1890-1958) married Jenny Alice Marthe Japy, descendant of Auguste Julien Japy. In 1849 his company won a bronze medal at an exhibition in Paris and in 1900 he won the Gold Medal in Paris. The clock measures Height 70 cm Depth 21 cm Width 45 cm The candelabra measure: Height 70 cm Diameter 39 /40 cm.


  • Creator
    Samuel Marti (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.56 in. (70 cm)Width: 17.72 in. (45 cm)Depth: 8.27 in. (21 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Louis XV (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent ,Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Milano, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4911220444332

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