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Samuel Marti

Biography of clockmaker Samuel Marti

Samuel Marti was one of the prolific French clockmakers of the 1800s and was known to be working circa 1860 at Le Pays de Montbeliard in Paris, making roulant blancs.

Along with Japy Freres and Roux, they set up a business in 1863 to market their clock movements to such firms as L'Epee. Their Paris address was Rue Vieille-du-Temple from 1870.

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Lot FS30/766

Lot FS30/766: Samuel Marti, An Ormolu French Wall Clock

Samuel Marti, an ormolu French wall clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell, the backplate stamped with the trademark of the maker Samuel Marti, Paris, the round four-inch white enamel dial having black Roman hour numerals, Arabic five-minute outer numerals and decorative brass hands, the shaped tapering ormolu case having applied floral mounts goats-head mounts to the top of the canted corners and surmounted by an ormolu urn, height 42cm.

Estimate: £300 - £500
Realised: £620

Lot FS30/755

Lot FS30/755: An Art Deco Three-piece Clock Garniture

An Art Deco three-piece clock garniture the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel and stamped to the backplate with the trademark of the clockmaker Samuel Marti, the gilt-metal octagonal dial with black Arabic numerals and blued steel hands, set within a case of green, pink and black verigated marble, with spelter figures of naked females in contemplation to either side of the centre block, all standing on a rectangular base, with matching green, pink and black marble side vases, height: 26.5 cm.

Estimate: £300 - £350
Realised: £270

Lot FS27/651

Lot FS27/651: A French Bronze and Ormolu Mantel Clock

A French bronze and ormolu mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with the backplate bearing the name of the retailer Maple and Co Ltd, Paris along with the trademark of the clockmaker Samuel Marti showing the award of the Medaille d'Argent in 1889, with the serial number 1967, the white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals, fast/slow regulation above XII o'clock and fretted and engraved brass hands, the urn shaped bronze case with gilt-brass ormolu mounts, feet, bezel and swan neck handles, height 38cm.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £920

Lot FS24/724

Lot FS24/724: Samuel Marti, Paris, A French Marble Clock Garniture

Samuel Marti, Paris, a French marble clock garniture the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the backplate stamped with the trademark of the maker Samuel Marti of Paris, the round ivorine dial with black Arabic numerals and decorative blued steel hands, the pink variegated marble case having gilt-metal mounts and surmounted by a gilt-metal and marble urn, with a stepped base to the case, height 46cm a pair of matching five-light candelabra.

Estimate: £200 - £250
Realised: £210

Lot FS17/745

Lot FS17/745: Leroy ' Paris, A Black Marble Perpetual Calendar Mantel Clock

Leroy ' Paris, a black marble perpetual calendar mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a bell, stamped on the backplate with the signature & serial number of the retailer, Leroy ' Paris, 13492, and the trademark of the maker of the roulant blanc, S Marti et Cie, Medaille de Bronze and oval stamp with the initials CAF quite probably the finisher of the movement for Leroy, with a visible Brocot escapement to the centre of the two-piece enamel dial, black Roman numerals and blued steel moon hands, signed to the centre for the retailer Leroy & Fils, 211 Regent Street, 13 & 15 Palais Royale, Paris, with a thermometer set below the dial showing both Reaumur and Fahrenheit, with a round barometer dial set to the lower right-hand side having two badges stamped on, with a second subsidiary dial having further subsidiary dials showing the moonphase, day & date and with the outer dial marked for the perpetual calendar changes and month, the black marble case of serpentine design with scroll sides, height: 51 cms.

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500
Realised: £2,900