Antique French Porcelain S. Marti Cherub Mantel Clock Garniture Set Rare Yellow Color 19th Century

Antique French porcelain 3 piece cherub garniture clock set. Movement stamped “S. Marti et Cie Medaille de Bronze” in a circle. Samuel Marti was awarded the Bronze Medal in 1860. The movement and original pendulum are both incised with matching low production serial number 2383.

Samuel Marti et Cie were well known clock makers in Paris in the mid eighteenth century. In 1860 it's known that their premises were situated at Le Pays de Montbeliard and in 1863 Marti worked with two other well known clock maker's Roux, and Japy Freres in promoting their clock movements.

The clock set is done in a rare light yellow color and creamy white. The flowers and gold gilting are hand painted the cherubs appear to be transfers. The porcelain is free of chips, cracks and repairs, but the porcelain is heavily heavily crazed having vertical, horizontal and circular craze lines throughout. I unscrewed the garniture lids and inspected inside to make sure the craze lines were not cracks. I found three areas were the paint has flaked off: side base on one garniture; same garniture above the cherub scene on upper left; and back of clock case along top left edge. The beautiful hand painted musical scene dial is in remarkable condition free of chips, cracks or hairlines. Most dials are chipped by the winding arbors and have lots of loss to the paintings and numbers as well as hairline cracks.

The clock stands 10 1/2" tall, is 9 3/4" wide and 4 1/2" deep. The garnitures stand 12" tall, are 4 3/4" wide and 3" deep. The clock movement is an 8 day time and strike that chimes on a coil gong every half and full hour. The clock keeps perfect time. It will need to be leveled and adjusted after shipping.



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Price $850
UPS Shipping to lower 48 United States is $75. includes insurance.
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All antique or used items are not in new condition, will have age related imperfections, and are sold as is. Please ask all questions prior to buying. No returns or refunds.
 


 
 





 
 
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