Object Description

Onyx Four Glass Mantel Clock

A 19th century Victorian onyx, glass and gilt brass ‘Four Glass’ mantel clock.

The clock has a French eight day movement that strikes the hour and half hour on a coiled gong.

The back of the movement is stamped with “Medaille D’Argent S. Marti et Cie 1889” for Samuel Marti.

Samuel Marti was a well known clock maker in Paris in the mid 19th century. In 1860 it’s known that his premises were situated at Le Pays de Montbeliard and in 1863 Marti worked with two other well known clock maker’s Roux and Japy Frères in promoting their clock movements.

The clock dial is gilt brass with black Roman numerals and the pendulum is a mercury filled compensating pendulum.

The case has a bevelled glass panel to each side and the front and back panel are doors that open to gain access to the dial and the works.

The clock is in full working order and the works come with a twelve month guarantee by Robert Taylor & Son.

The clock case is in good condition with some minor chips to the corners of the onyx base.

(Circa 1889)

Height 34cm (13.4 inches)
Width 22cm (8.7 inches)
Depth 13.8cm (5.4 inches)

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