VICTORIAN ANTIQUE FRENCH 8 DAY PAINTED MANTLE CLOCK BY RICHARD & CIE ALL STAMPED. Dated between 1867 to 1881. The other stamp is by. Marti et Cie Medaille de Bronze in a circle.
Fully working and a nice original French mantle clock striking on the half and hour by a bell. The movement has been fully stripped down checked /cleaned /oiled and a new suspension fitted.
Both main springs have been removed checked and cleaned. The gilt surrounds have just been fully cleaned dry nice crisp colour. Couple seated on the front panel.
According to Charles Allix (in his Carriage Clock book), Richard & Cie was founded in Paris in 1848 under a different name and added a branch in London in 1857. Then in 1867 the branch became Richard & Co. Of 24 Cannon Street, London. In France, this would be Richard et Cie. Loomes says that the London business lasted until 1881.
Marti et Cie were well known clock makers in Paris in the mid eighteenth century. In 1860 it's known that their premises were situated at Le Pays de Montbeliard and in 1863 Marti worked with two other well known clock maker's Roux, and Japy Freres in promoting their clock movements.
The Medaille de Bronze stamp refers to the period 1867 - 1889. The item "VICTORIAN ANTIQUE FRENCH 8 DAY PAINTED MANTLE CLOCK RICHARD & CIE fully cleaned" is in sale since Friday, April 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Pre-1900".
The seller is "tempus-fugit12" and is located in DAVENTRY, Northamptonshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.