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ladymoon

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does anyone know the maker of a black marbel clock, it has W.B.K & fils Paris on the inside workings plus a crown in a circle with an A. it has pillars each side of face & a brass plaque at the top, I think with romans on it & it has a dome on the top sided by two roof top shaped pices of marel. please can anyone help & if any one knows around what age it could be.
 

Missy

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Is it possible for you to post some pictures of the clock and the markings on the movement?

Missy
 

Talyinka

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Here is one which, judging by your description, is similar:

http://vergangenezeiten.npage.de/uhren/uhren.html

I's a bit down the page on the site.

I think this may be a similar movement:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-A...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

I do not know who exactly WBK & Fils were but Marti movements have been known to carry this mark in addition to the Marti mark, so I expect them to be finishers and/or retailers using basic Marti (or perhaps other) movements. The A and crown may indicate a Royal appointment and/or simply be a quality mark. Maybe other members know more.
 

shimmystep

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A photo would be helpful as missy says, I have also found this WBK mark before now and there has been a known makers mark on the plate as well, so I assumed, as Talyinka has said the WBK was a Paris retailer of clocks.

There were very many many French movements made without a makers mark, so there is a chance you may not know the maker unfortunately
 

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I think the WBK mark was a Paris retailer also. Without a picture of the clock, I have only one other suggestion. If this is a T&S that strikes on a bell, remove the bell to see if there is a maker's mark on the movement. If not, there is no way to tell maker or age as others have said.

Missy
 

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