Is this a French mantel Clock?

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  1. Chris9999

    Chris9999 Registered User

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    Hi all

    It was appreciated if anyone could tell me.

    Thanks

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  2. JTD

    JTD Registered User

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    It probably is French. Take off the bell and you may find a maker's name or logo on the back plate which is hidden by the bell.

    However, many French movements were not marked, so you may be unlucky.

    JTD
     
  3. Chris9999

    Chris9999 Registered User

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    Hi JTD

    Thanks. I think so, but I haven't buy this clock yet. Hope luck enough that movement will have maker's name.
     
  4. jmclaugh

    jmclaugh Registered User

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    I'd say so.
     
  5. Ticktocktime100

    Ticktocktime100 Registered User

    #5 Ticktocktime100, Jun 6, 2020
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2020
    Hi,

    Yes, you have a French black marble clock, circa 1880-1900. Don't worry if the movement happens to be unmarked, it doesn't take away from the clock particularly - it's just satisfying to be able to attribute it to a specific manufacturer. The quality of the movement is essentially the same wether the movement in question is marked or unmarked.

    Regards.
     
  6. Chris9999

    Chris9999 Registered User

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    I haven't brought it yet. I just want to find out more info about this clock. And do you know the value about it?
     
  7. Ticktocktime100

    Ticktocktime100 Registered User

    Hi,

    Although they are good quality, these French marble clocks aren't particularly fashionable at the moment and are not uncommon. I believe we are not allowed to discuss specific figures in this forum, you can do so in the "What's it worth?" section, however. Suffice to say that it doesn't have massive monetary value. Buy it on the basis of its quality, as I mentioned, and most importantly because you like it and want it for your collection - it will certainly make a fine, affordable and reliable clock. If, in contrast, you are buying it as an investment in the hope that its value will increase, remember that the market is not what it once was for clocks of this type.

    Regards.
     
  8. JTD

    JTD Registered User

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    We are allowed to discuss values here now - the rules were changed recently and the 'What's it worth' section abandoned.

    We are still not allowed to link to active auctions (as I understand it).

    JTD
     
  9. Ticktocktime100

    Ticktocktime100 Registered User

    Many thanks JTD, I thought I heard something about that in another thread, however I wasn't sure.

    Best regards.
     
  10. Ticktocktime100

    Ticktocktime100 Registered User

    In light of the new regulations, I'd say a fair estimate of the value of the clock would be somewhere in the range of $100-$200 US.
     
  11. Chris9999

    Chris9999 Registered User

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    Thanks for your info.
     

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