The dial is porcelain enamel on copper with blue lettering and finely cut blued steel hands. The dial is signed for the retailer Hodgkins and Co. Please note that this type of clock does not have a front or rear bezel or a rear cover.
The French movement is of high quality and is by Samuel Marti. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is original. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Click the video to hear the bell and watch the clock running.
Condition of the case is excellent with no significant damage. There is some wear to the over-glaze gilt decoration. Dial is excellent with just a faint hairline.
The clock is marked on the backplate for the clockmaker Samuel Marti and the retailer Hodgkins and Co. Hodgkins and Co are listed as working in 1846 in Watch and Clockmakers of the world by Brian Loomes.
Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up instructions supplied if required.
About us - All of our clocks are original antiques, we source most of our clocks in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. We prefer to buy our clocks in original 'dirty' condition. We then clean the cases using a technique we have developed over many years. We employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free.
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