Antique Porcelain French Mantel Clock, signed "Petit
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Sold Date: 11/09/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
A FAMILY HEIRLOOM, I AM NOW SELLING. THE TIME HAS COME !!Exceptional French Painted Porcelain and China Clock. It is so elegant and beautiful. (First of all I have very minimum knowledge of antique clocks, so below is everything I can understand from the physical clock itself). I really tried to take pictures that would help you. I do not know if it works, and do not wish to try. I do not know the age. It is old. But it has been a cherished possession. The beautiful porcelain piece of the couple in the garden is excellent condition. It is signed "Petit". The face, which I also think is porcelain, is excellent. On the bottom it states "Portland, Me." and the top, I don't know. It looks like a W and maybe a 10 letter word ending in "er & Co". The decoration, seen in one photograph, is heavy gold in relief, floral and leaf decoration, and is on the front, on the top, on both sides and on the back w it states, in gold, "Made in France". T is a lot of rich heavy metal appointments all over the clock, including the feet, in gold. The case is a lovely pink. No damage. Bevelled bezel, framed. The pendulum is heavy brass and has a number on it. 6070, or could be 8070. 6 inches long. T are three keys, two big ones and a tiny one. Weight of clock. About 9 pounds. Measurements: 10 inches tall. 11 inches wide. 5-1/2 inches deep. Measurements: Porcelain painting. 9-1/2 inches x 5-1/2 inches, but that is with the clock face. At the base of the face the measurements are 5-1/2 inches x 3-1/2 inches. Inside, I just took a picture, I am hopeful that nothing is missing in t, as the clock has been stored for a very long time, but the keys a pendulum were in a felt bag and taped to the clock, so I assume it is all t Condition: The clock is in excellent condition. T are no chips or cracks, none of the adornment is missing. The porcelain and painting is excellent. I had to look through a magnifying glass to recognize any crazing, very minimal. I have tried to cover everything, but please email me if t is something else that I can help you with. I do hope someone can bring this beauty back to life. I will pack it really good, so nothing should happen to it. Ship: $30.00 Satisfaction from you, the customer, is of the utmost importance to this seller. Kindly feel most comfortable bidding, knowing that this item is exactly as described and photographed. Thank you very much. Joyce. Forgot one of the pictures, it is.
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