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Gilt Brass Four Glass Clock with Exposed Brocot Escapement S.Marti & Cie C.1880 (1 of 1)
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Gilt Brass Four Glass Clock with Exposed Brocot Escapement S.Marti & Cie C.1880

REF: HS128 / LA76840
French Four Glass gilt brass crystal regulator. The clock is in a rectangular gilt brass case with plinth and cornice mouldings. Bevelled 6mm glass panels. It has a stepped, white enamelled dial with black roman numerals and blued steel moon hands. Exposed ruby pin palleted deadbeat Brocot escapement. Gilt brass winding bezels. An 8-day movement striking the hours and single passing strike to the half hour on a bell. Brocot adjustable twin flask mercury compensated pendulum. Movement stamped with maker's name (S. Marti & Cie) within a bronze medal awarded 1860. Supplied with key. Excellent time-keeper. Fully cleaned and serviced. A lovely example. Watch a video of it working (and striking!) - copy and paste this link into your browser: https://youtu.be/S3r6FL5fdwU Samuel Marti (born 1811 Langenthal, Bern) moved to Montbéliard, France in 1830. Along with two business partners, he founded S. Marti & Cie in 1832 – becoming sole owner in 1841. From 1863 Marti & Cie worked closely with Japy Freres & Cie and A Roux & Cie (Vincenti & Cie), setting up a business based in Paris to market their clock movements. Initially based at Le Pays de Montbeliard – from 1870 they are known to be based at Rue Vieille-du-Temple, Paris. The company won medals at various Paris exhibitions (1860 Bronze: 1889 Silver: 1900 Gold: 1931 Grand Prix). Colloboration between the companies continued with members of the Japy family directing the company following Samuel Marti’s death in 1869. Samuel Augustus Marti (born 1857) took over the management of the company around 1890. The Japy and Marti families remained close – with Samuel Augustus’ son, André Samuel Jules Marti (1890-1958) marrying Jenny Alice Japy, a descendant of Auguste Julien Japy.


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Antique Ethos has clarified that the Gilt Brass Four Glass Clock with Exposed Brocot Escapement S.Marti & Cie C.1880 (LA76840) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1880


This clock is in excellent condition. No chips, cracks or any damage to the dial or glass panels. Case is in excellent condition - gilt having a beautiful aged patina. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.

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