A RENAISSANCE REVIVAL GILT SPELTER ALABASTER CLOCK, CLOCKWORKS BY J. MARTI ET CIE, FRENCH, MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY, the figure of a gentleman in 18th century dress waits by a flourish of articles of war, including a flaming cannonball, a cannon, and rifle under a wreath of oak leaves and acorns, the allegory of war and peace surmounting an enameled Roman and Arabic numeral dial, the clockworks marked with a "Medaille de Bronze J. Marti et Cie," no. 4506, the whole raised on a white alabaster base centering a pink alabaster medallion hung chains and pine cones, raised on metal feet. Height 14 1/2" Width: 13" Depth: 4 1/2" Provenance: Lifelong Collection of Clocks and Antiques, Navasota, Texas
Some patina and expected wear, mild bends to metal mounts, rubbing of gilt, but overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age and use. Simpson Galleries does not guarantee any timepiece or clock mechanism. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS.” NO REFUNDS will be issued based on condition.