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19th Century French Ormolu Mantel Clock with Musical Motif & S. Marti Movement



A true museum piece, this beautifully sculptural clock could easily find its home in a traditional environment, or be a functional and explosive counterpoint to a minimalist interior. S. Marti et Cie (Samuel Marti & Co.) were well-known clock makers in Paris at the mid-19th century. The stamp "Medaille de Bronze" refers to an award given to the company in 1860, and this mark was used on their movements from 1867-1900. It is very possible that the luxuriously sculpted ormolu clock case with its musical motif and neoclassical elements was created by another maker and /or at an earlier time, as Marti movements were supplied to a variety of quality clockmakers during the 19th century. The clock face is enamel, and the numbers are beautifully hand painted. This dramatic (80cm / 31 in. tall) clock is still functioning well, comes with its original winding key, and will be fully checked by a professional clock technician before shipping.


  • Creator
    S. Marti & Cie (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Width: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Depth: 11.82 in. (30 cm)
  • Style
    Rococo Revival (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Repaired: This clock has been professionally maintained, and will be checked for proper function before shipping. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Madrid, ES
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3306121061082

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Madrid, Spain
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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