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A FINE ANTIQUE FRENCH LOUIS XV STYLE BOULLE CLOCK - SAMUEL MARTI PARIS [619MA]

  • £89500


Description of the item

A Fine antique French 19th century Louis XV Style Faux Tortoiseshell and cut Brass Boulle clock. The very high quality brown tortoiseshell case of waisted shape sitting on four ormolu rococo style feet, the case decorated with gilt bronze ormolu mounts. The gilt dial of repoussé relief is set with individual enamel cartouche in blue Roman numerals. The 8-day signed and numbered outside countwheel movement is stamped 'Hersant Paris 1869' and 'S. Marti Medaille de Bronze'. Size: 12.5” x 6.5” x 4.5" (France, c. 1869)  
 

Information about the maker

Samuel Marti was one of the prolific French clockmakers of the 1800s and was known to be working circa 1860 at Le Pays de Montbeliard in Paris, making roulant blancs.
Along with Japy Freres and Roux, they set up a business in 1863 to market their clock movements, their Paris address was Rue Vieille-du-Temple from 1870. This particular clock bears the Marti mark 'Medaille de Bronze'. 
This clock was originally made for Paris retailers 'Hersant' and bears their stamp for the year 1869. 
 

Condition Report

The clock is in good restored condition and fully working.  Mechanism cleaned and serviced. There are some minor losses to brass inlay.  Supplied with winder and Brocot key. 

 

 

 


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