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French Marble and Alabaster Neo Classical Clock (or Boat Anchor) 1890 - 1906

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    Posted 5 months ago

    rlwindle
    (108 items)

    This clock is heavy about 40-45 lbs. heavy it is 12" in height, 14" in length, and 6 inches in depth (it is an optical illusion it appears taller than it is long, its not). It has a brass scrollwork finial with gilded bronze wrapped columns and also a gilded bronze frieze over the bezel all reminiscent of the bas relief sculpture gracing Roman or Greek buildings . The clock face resembles a cathedral rose window with a blue enamel background, and black numerals, the fret work on it is also gilded bronze. This clock was not cheap, it has a Marti movement in it that was filthy, I cleaned and very very lightly oiled the pivots and let it run outside the case for about a week. The case is in almost perfect shape, there is some crazing of the alabaster on the back side over the arch above the movement access.

    I looked at the clock on eBay and decided it was too expensive for me to buy, a day or two later I received a message from the vendor offering it a half price. I bought it. I usually do not clean the metal work on old clocks like this but I may make an exception to this one. I just need to know what type of polish to use on the gilded areas.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 months ago
      A real beauty! I love the gilded relief on the columns and above the clock.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 months ago
      That's a heavy lump for sure, but beautiful too.
      Post must have been a big cost too but it's great you were able to add it to your collection for an affordable price.
      Great bas relief, really like the classical style.

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