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Petite Vernis Martin Mantel/table Clock


£795 | $1,108 USD | €926 EUR
Item Number: SA572035
Date of manufacture: 1890
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Masons Antiques
This antique has been viewed 18 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A very unusual and most attractive mantel clock in the beautiful Vernis Martin style.
The body of the clock is made from wood that is then covered by a chalk based compound before being gilded and having hand painted flowers applied. This was a technique developed in China centuries ago and European manufacturers used to send articles over to them to be finished in this style. Martin was the first person to develope the technique in France, from where it spread Europe wide. The Martin brothers are also credited with bringing the technique of "French Polishing" to this country.
We have occasionally had clocks like this for sale but never one of this "minature" nature. It is a first for us.
All of the applied fretwork is gilded to a high standard and in first class order.
The 8 day, timepiece movement has just been fully reconditioned by our BHI registered staff.
Full 12mths. parts and labour guarantee.
A little gem of a clock.
All cards accepted.
Masons Antiques are specialist suppliers of high quality, guaranteed, antique clocks.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1890.


Height = 26 cm (10.2")
Width = 12 cm (4.7")
Depth = 7 cm (2.8")

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Masons Antiques
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