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Rare Large Antique French Empire 8 Day 2 Tone Bronze Ormolu Bull Mantle Clock




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Information:
Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage ClockWorking Order: Yes Full Working Fully Serviced
Age: C1860Dial / Face: Large 5 Inch Porcelain Dial
Type: Mantel/ Carriage ClockMovement / Mechanism: French 8 Day Bell Strike Movement
Style/ Origin/ Theme: Europa Being Kidnapped By ZeusCountry Of Manufacture: French
Material: 2 Tone Matt & Patinated BronzeDuration Of Movement: 8 Day
Features: 8-Day, Keys, Winders, Pendulum/ Moving Parts, Striking/ Repeating, Original Gilt FinishSub-Type: Bull Clock
Maker: Thuillier A Paris
Original Description:
Powered by Rare Large Antique French Empire 8 Day 2 Tone Bronze Ormolu Bull Mantle Clock Description About Us Delivery Returns Contact us Description 2 Tone bronze case with patinated bronze europa figure to top seated and a patinated bronze bull figure. Th...e case tells the story of Europa being kidnapped by zeus who has transformed into the bullSuperb original large porcelain dial with roman numerals and original gilt filigree hands. Dial is in excellent mint condition signed to the centre by the maker Thuillier A ParisFrench 8 day bell striking movement with original french pendulum with matching numbers and a dead beat escapement all serviced in full working orderMeasurements - 20.5 inches high x 14.75 inches wide x 6.75 Inches deepMaker - Thuillier A ParisDate - C1860Main reasons why you should purchase your antique clock from Times & Chimes Ltd !!!  We understand buying an antique clock is a big decision and we are very well experienced in current market's as well as fully trained and experienced horologists. We have many years experience in buying and selling original antique clocks which are carefully sourced and many from private collections and we know exactly what buyers expect when purchasing such a prized possession and a future investment. Here are some of the main reasons why you should buy your antique clocks from us for complete piece of mind  1 -  We offer the very best customer service before, during and after the sale 2 -  Fully trained and hugely experienced horologists 3 -  Six month return to base warranty on mechanisms 4 -  All our original antique clocks are of high quality and carefully sourced 5 -  Every clock we sell are tested for a minimum of 1 week before being offered for sale 6 -  We have earned a consistently excellent track record of sales with 100% Feedback 7 -  All our items are professionally packed and dispatched promptly 8 -  All clocks are sent with world leading couriers on a priority service with full online tracking     PLEASE NOTE: I have just received some excellent quality bracket clocks from a private collection all of which have been well looked after all of which will be listed over the next few weeks. Some excellent quality bracket clocks please keep your eyes open over the next few months   IMG 4958 - YouTubeVideo will open in a new window
Using the eBay App? Paste link into a browser window:[isdntekvideo]TO OPEN VIDEO IN EBAY APP - Please copy and paste the following link into your browser  https://www.youtube.com/embed/f5etut30pAI?rel=0   DESCRIPTION  
  This is an absolutely fantastic extremely rare antique French 2 tone bronze bull mantel clock which is in excellent condition. The clock has perfect proportions that gives it a stunning display look and is an extremely rare clock to see for sale on the open market. The case tells a story of a lady called Europa holding garlands of flowers being kidnapped by Zeus who has transformed into a bull The bull stands proudly on its rococo base with various rocky and leaf surface with a polished matt bronze finish. The bull has its original patinated bronze finish which is absolutely superb and can only be acquired through age with superb definition to the bones and structure of the bull with amazing attention to detail, Surmounted on the bull is the drum which encloses the superb original dial and movement, the drum with sots polished matt bronze finish with the superb seated patinated bronze lady figure of Europa holding the patinated bronze flower garlands. Again the patinated finish to the lady figure and garlands is totally original and can only be acquired through age The whole case is in outstanding condition for age with no damage and a stunning 2 tone finish to the solid bronze case with the attention to detail second to none and a totally orignal Bull clock which is not often seen for sale with a top maker 
The case is in amazing condition for age with it having all its original matt polished and patinated finish to the solid bronze with a absolutely stunning look the whole thing telling a story  
   The clock features a totally original convexed large 5 Inch porcelain dial with roman numerals with large arabic numerals every 5 minutes outside and original gold filigree hands. The dial is in excellent mint condition for age protected by its convexed glazed brass bezel  
  The movement is also of high quality being an 8 day French bell striking movement with an original French pendulum and dead beat anchor escapement, the pendulum with matching serial number to movement showing originality. The movement has just been professionally cleaned and serviced so is in full working order keeping time and striking the bell when it should every half hour and comes with a new winding key
The movement is in full working order keeping good time as you can see in the video above. It comes with a 6 months return to base warranty   The clock measures 20.5 inches high x 14.75 inches wide x 6.75 Inches deep  Maker: Thuillier A Paris Circa: 1860  This is a perfect investment clock and a beautiful display piece very very rare to see for sale on the open market in such wonderful condition and of the very highest quality imaginable. Looks absolutely fantastic wherever it is displayed and a true talking point of any room. Exceptional clock which will only grow in value and one of the best ones i have ever had the pleasure to offer for sale  Important Please Read: ALL antique clocks after transport no matter how well they have been looked after or serviced may require setting up, adjustments and setting into beat when you receive them and i always recommend a professional or an experienced clock person to do this correctly for you. Unfortunately with some clocks it is not a matter of unpacking them, putting the pendulum on and away they go, some clocks will need the extra adjustments and setting into beat so please remember this before bidding. Most clocks will be ok and will not need any additional adjustments but please bear in mind this may not be the case. Any clocks returned because of setting up issues or adjustments needed after transit then a fee will be applicable. For your piece of mind we test all our clocks here before they are sent out and any issues are either sorted or described in the add, the clock will not have any problems as they are tested vigorously before sending. Please read my full terms and conditions by clicking on the returns tab above. Good luck and happy bidding About Us Times And Chimes Ltd are a Gloucestershire based company that specializes in selling all kinds of antique clocks including grandfather clocks, regulator clocks, bracket clocks, fusee clocks, french clocks, automaton clocks, musical clocks, wall clocks, carriage clocks and mantle clocks.We pride ourselves on our expertise which we have acquired after dealing in clocks for over 20 Years and have a vast knowledge of various aspects of antique clocks. We have a team of professionals who deal with different aspects of the business

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service before, during and after all sales and as such we have built up an excellent reputation worldwide with many happy customers who keep returning to us for their clock purchases. Please check out our thousands of positive feedbacks
We buy and sell all antique clocks at valuations based on their quality and originality. We have bought many private collections over the years and we continually search for private collections for sale. We have a great reputation worldwide for the clocks we have sold over the years and have many returning customers.  All our antique clocks are carefully sourced from private collections and other sources and we deal in only good original antique clocks Please visit our clock restoration page on top which gives more information on the clock repair services we provide. Please contact us for a price if you have a clock that needs a service  Delivery All my items will be packed professionally using plenty of leading packaging supplies including soft foam, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, cardboard boxes and custom made wooden crates where appropriate. We have an excellent shipping record and have sent thousands of parcels throughout the globe with excellent success record

Shipping prices include professional packaging materials, boxes, and priority service with a full online tracking number
 
I will only use professional couriers mainly Fedex which will provide a full tracking number which can be tracked online  Different countries have different customs rules so please check with your customs office for custom duties and taxes as these are the buyers responsibility. Full invoice amounts will be declared as i am required by law
Returns All bids and purchases are legally binding and non paying bidders will be reported to ebay and legal action taken

Payments are to be made within 3 days of Purchase

6 Months Return To Base Warranty On Mechanism

All our clocks are tested for a minimum of 1 week before listing onto ebay and working condition is clearly stated above

No matter how well antique clocks have been serviced they will need final adjusting and setting into beat after transport and a professional person is advised and may be required in order to do this so please bear this in mind before bidding

If on the rare occasion you receive a clock that has a problem or does not work after initial set up and adjusting by a professional person then we reserve the right for you to return the mechanism for repair by myself

There will be no refunds if the mechanism needs repair. I reserve the right for the mechanism to be returned to me for repair 

I offer a 6 months return to base warranty on all my mechanisms (unless stated not working in description)

In case of a problem after a professional has attempted to set the clock up you can return the mechanism back to me for repair

Please do not take the mechanism to a local clock maker/repairer as this will render the warranty void. All repairs needed to the mechanism will be carried out by myself and not by a 3rd party clock maker/repairer unless agreed by myself beforehand. please contact me in the first instance to arrange return of the mechanism for repair by myself

Shipping the mechanism back to me will be at the buyers cost and i will pay to get the mechanism back to you after repair

All repair costs will be met by myself for 6 months after purchase. If a mechanism is faulty after 6 months then i can offer a repair service for a discounted price but this cost will be met by the buyer if after 6 months of purchase

I can also offer a repair service and servicing of all antique clocks at a good rate for other clocks in your collection etc. Please contact me for a quote if you have another movement that requires servicing Contact us To contact us please click on ask seller question tab or call the customer service numbers provided by ebay at the bottom of the listings page You may also be interested in: Large Antique French 8 Day Solid Carved Oak Oriental Elephants Mantel Clock£0.99View itemAntique Gustav Becker 400 Day Anniversary Torsion Clock Under Glass Dome£0.99View itemAntique French 8 Day Embossed Cast Bronze Ormolu Gong Striking Mantel Clock£0.99View itemRare Antique French 14 Day Duration 2Tone Bronze & Ormolu Mantel / Bracket Clock£1495.00View itemSuperb Antique Grivolas Pendule 400 Jours Day Torsion 4 Glass Regulator Clock£0.99View itemAntique French 8 Day Bell Striking Slate/Marble & Ornate Porcelain Mantle Clock£0.99View item On 26-Jul-19 at 20:31:51 BST, seller added the following information:



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