Outstanding Champleve Enamel& Gilded Bronze bracket/mantleclock dating around 1880.
Direct from a private estate & completly fresh to the market.
Elegantshape & form withchampleve top surmounted by a tall finial with four shorter matchingcorner finials.
Persianinfluence is very prominent with the shaped finials & flowing champleve detailing.
Superiorqualityclock direct from a goodlocal house clearance in excellent condition& completlyperfect working order.
The champleve enamel is perfect with no losses or damage at all, the gilded bronze finish as you can see from the detailed pictures isoriginal &excellentwith onlynormal age relatedsigns of any wear, the numerals have natural age related fading/rubbing but are still easily read.
Movement& pendulum bear the matching serial number84,& movement bears the makers mark for Richard Et Cie of Paris.
Runs for 8 days & strikes the hours & half hours on a fine sounding bell.
The stunning gildedbronze case has not been cleaned & retains it's natural &amazingpatina built up over many years.
Stunningclock of considerable quality& stature & perfect size & proportions.
The back door looks to have a replacement glass, it hinges open to about 45 degrees & i think it has been like this from manufacture giving slightly limited access to the movement, obviously winds & sets from the front so no need for rear access as such.
Shipping costs are high due to the heavy weight of the clock, if going abroad it will be sent fully tracked& insured via Fed Ex Express only, i allways use Fed Ex for clocks of this size& quality due to the speed& safety of there excellent service & i will not use Royal Mail for this item.
Buyer to pay all postage costs item will be posted upon the clearance of any payment. Contact via email must be received within 3 days from the end of the sale and payment within 5 days.I ship world wide but please email for additional postage costs if offerding from abroad.
Domesting handling time. Item will be shipped within 3 days of payment being recieved. Cheques will take 5 working days to clear & should be made payable to K&B.
I sell genuine high quality antiques. Mostly aquired from local house clearances, specialising mainly in clocks, watches, architectural antiques & decorative arts.