Carrington Moor

French Marble / Slate Clock " Mercury Pendulum" C.1880

$ 3000 AUD

Offered for your consideration is a magnificent French mantle clock circa 1880. It is of superlative quality & capable of extremely accurate time keeping.

The case is of grand neo classical architectural design & constructed of select Belgian Slate. It is embellished with elaborate bronze artwork in addition to green marble inlay. It features gilded brass frontal pillasters & bronze finials. The face glass & pendulum case glass are both thick bevelled lead crystal.

It is in original condition & has no structural damage. All joints are sound with no movement. Some fine, superficial marks are evident on close inspection.

The superlative 8 day brass movement is stamped  with the number "13283" & "74" to the rear end plate. The front end plate is stamped "13283". The bezel is stamped "13283 " & the face plate is stamped "83".

The refined visible escapement is jewelled & the pendulum is fitted with mercury filled glass vials.

The movement is clean & operates perfectly. It is unworn & keeps accurate time in any weather & during any season.

The striking mechanism is in perfect operating condition striking the hour & once on the half hour on a silvered bronze bell..

The face is porcelain & the moon hands are original.

It is complete with it's original handforged iron bow key.

Dimensions are substantial at 18 1/2 inches high & 15 inches wide. The weight is 17kg.

This is a particularly fine "Mercury Pendulum" French mantle clock. It is absolutely original. Clearly it has been well cared for. It would satisfy the most discerning collector or decorator & should prove to be a very strong investment

 

Bristol Cast Iron Cathedral Clock New York USA Pat 1854

$ 1500 AUD

Offered for your consideration is a rare American cast iron cathedral clock of substantial proportions.

It bears the original interior paper lable "Bristol Brass & Clock Co. 8 Cortlandt St. New York". The cast iron case shows "C. Chincocks Patented Oct 4 1854".

It was made in New York USA around 1855.

The pre civil war brass movement is complete & original. These early movements have a lot of character.  It keeps good time & strikes the hour on the silvered, bronze bell. It is a very powerful sound.

The movement is original &  unmodified. It shows no evidence of damage, wear or repair & is in perfect operational order with good tolerances. The lead weighted, silvered pendulum is original & it is complete with an early Brittish made brass key.

The cast iron case is in good condition & is structurally sound with no cracks or breaks.

The paper dial has in the past been replaced however it is of the original pattern & now shows good age.

The overall size is 24 inches tall x 18 inches wide. Unpacked weight is 10 kg.

 

French Marble / Slate Clock "J. Marti Et Cie" 1880

$ 1600 AUD

Offered for your consideration is a substantial French mantle clock dated 1880.

The case is of traditional neo classical architectural design & constructed of fine Belgian Slate. It is embellished with exquisite bronze artwork in addition to gilded scrolls, gilded bronze capitals & solid slate pillasters. It is in good original condition & has no damage or evidence of repair. All joints are sound with no movement.

The superlative 8 day brass movement is stamped " J. Marti Et Cie Medahl De Bronze" & the number "806464" to the rear end plate. The front end plate is stamped "809 CL". The bezel is stamped "80 94 CLF ".

The clock has been in storage unused for a lengthy period of time. I recently had an antiques horological specialist service the movement. It is clean & operates perfectly. It is reportedly unworn & keeps good time.

The striking mechanism is in perfect operating condition striking the hour & once on the half hour. The steel wound, brass mounted gong produces a mellow & resonant sound.

The face is porcelain with gilding intact & the glass is bevelled crystal.

It is complete with it's original double ended steel & brass key & brass weighted, steel shafted pendulum stamped "8094".

Dimensions are substantial at 40cm high, 38cm wide & 15cm deep. The weight is 25kg - it is heavy.

This is a particularly fine example of a 19th Century French mantle clock. It is absolutely original. Clearly it has been well cared for. It would satisfy the most discerning collector or decorator & should prove to be a prudent investment. Please inspect the detailed close up shots provided amongst the photographs below.

 

Ansonia Triumph Parlor Clock

$ 3000 AUD

Offered for your consideration is a genuine Ansonia Triumph parlor clock.

It is presented in pristine, original condition. It is a perfect example - the finest that I have seen.

Every part of it is present, undamaged, unrepaired, unmodified, unworn & untouched.

In 1893 it was placed in storage, in it's original Hardy Bros box, in the attic of a homestead in the historic mining town of Sofala NSW. It was found in 2002 & removed from the cotton wadding packed box for the first time in over 100 years. The box has now disintegrated.

When I purchased it & added it into my personal collection I removed the face & the movement for the first time. The screws had not been previously removed. The cast iron gong remains untouched & the paper cabinet liner is intact.

The glass is hand drawn & has not been removed from the door. The astragal glazing seals remain untouched. The brass hinges & hook remain untouched. The face & hands are exactly as it left the factory & even the centre tapered pin is original. The cherubs still show the original nickel silver finish & the quarter mirrors have minimal foxing. The urn finials & bell lustre drops remain untouched & the two classic Grecian bronze mounts are in perfect condition. The paper identification label (mounted to the backboard) is undamaged & is perfectly legible. The rare twin cylinder brass pendulum remains in undamaged condition & the original brass key is unworn - both are polished. The quality of manufacture is superb (many Ansonia clocks are poorly assembled). The movement is mounted central & level & the cabinet work is without flaw.

The bronze bushed, brass movement is unworn & well assembled. It has been lubricated with hi tech synthetic clock oil. It keeps accurate time & strikes the hours & the half hour on the trademark early Ansonia resonant cast iron gong.

The cabinet displays a most desirable, original, fine crazed finish. It has not been repolished or refinished in any manner.

It was made in New York USA around 1883 & retailed in Australia by renowned Sydney jewellers "A. Saunders".

The overall size is 24 1/2 inches tall x 16 1/2 inches wide x 5 1/2 inches deep. The unpacked weight is 6 kg.

This majestic clock adds an instant period atmosphere to any room & it would suit the most discerning collector. It has been stored (unused) for almost all of it's life & it is without doubt the finest example I have seen in 30 years. It will no doubt prove to be a strong, future investment.

 

Ansonia Cast Iron Mantle Clock

$ 800 AUD

Offered for your consideration is a rare American cast iron mantle clock of particularly pleasant architectural proportions. It is presented in pristine, original condition.

It was made in New York USA around 1895 & retailed in Australia by renowned Sydney jewellers "A. Saunders".

The cast iron panels of the case bear the numbers 102, 95 & 94. The black vitrious enamel finish is original & it gleams. Each cast embellishment is original & retains the original bronzed finish. The brass bezel is polished & the drawn glass insert is original. It is complete with cast back panel & undamaged circular pressed iron door.

The 8 day brass movement is stamped "Ansonia Clock Co. New York USA".

The movement remains in pristine condition. It shows no evidence of damage, wear or repair & is in perfect operational order with good tolerances. It keeps Accurate time & it's strike is powerful & resonant.

It is complete with it's original brass adjustable pendulum & original polished brass & iron double ended key.

The overall size is 10 1/2 inches tall x 16 inches wide x 7 inches deep. The unpacked weight is 10 kg.

This clock adds an instant period atmosphere to any room & would suit the most discerning buyer. It has led a privileged life & would be the finest example I have seen in 30 years of collecting. It will no doubt prove to be a strong, future investment.

 
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