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ANTIQUE UNIQUE FRENCH TABLE/MANTLE CLOCK. S. MARTI

These unique combination of three famous 19th century clock makers makes that this is a very unique piece you will have at your mantle or table. This clock is made of nice recently re-gilded alloy on alabaster base around 1860-1880. It is original old. This clock shows Amerigo Vespucci, which was the world famous explorer of America which is also named after him. On this page you can find more about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amerigo_Vespucci If you take a look at this beautiful details clock you see at under the figure there is a globe. On that globe is the name Amerigo engraved, which also proofs that this is Amerigo Vespucci. The figure is sitting on the clock and he is holding a telescope in his left hand and his right hand is resting on the globe. Under his feet there is an anchor. He is looking very seriously, he is thinking about what he will explore after this. The clock is in perfectly working order, it is checked and oiled. It has been dismantled and cleaned by a clockmaker and now it looks like it is gold. It runs perfect and it strikes every half and whole hour. It is complete with pendulum, key and bell. This is a clock of very nice quality which you will enjoy for many years. The meaurements of the clock are about: 46 x 42 x 14 cm ( H x W x D) This is in inch about: 18 x 17 x 6 inch

c. 1860 to c.

Height 18inch (46cm)
Width 17inch (42cm)
Depth 6inch (14cm)

Ref No. sad212

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this unique table/mantle clock that has three stamps on the movement. The stamps show these names: S. Marti medaille de bronze.The company S. Marti is started by Samule Marti and two business partners in 1832. From 1841 was Samuel Marti the only owner of the company. He recieved several bronze medals at expositions in Paris for his work. In 1863 he started to cooperate with Japy Freres & Cie and Vincentie & Cie ( in that time named A.Roux & cie) S.Marti was rewarded with the bonze medal in 1860. H.Jondet Paris L.Brocot Bte S.G.D.G, a famous clockmaker from France that found this brand in 1877.This is a link to his biography: http://www.nawcc69.org/pdf/Brocots_v3.pdf