Antique German Porcelain Clock made for the French Market, the Ludwigsburg Porcelain Clock, with Original Oval Glass Dome and Wood Base 100% original and signed with the Ludwigsburg German mark. The French movement is original to the case. Please Read the full description.
The mark appears in the Book of Porcelain Marks by Kovel stating "Ludwigsburg Germany hard paste, mark painted in blue under glaze, period of Duke Carl Eugen 1744 to 1793." This mark was used between 1758 - 1793, the mark was used again in the 1850's through the 1890's. See photos of mark. This rare week duration time piece clock is 100% original. Clock is 11" tall, 6" wide, 3 1/2" deep. Mint porcelain dial is 2 1/2" diameter. Dome and base are 14 1/2" tall by 9" by 5". The clock movement is 2" in diameter with the original 11 Ruby jeweled platform escapement. The movement has been completely restored and runs accurately for 7 days. Very strong action of the balance wheel. Clock has all matching serial # 3156.
The oval glass dome is PERFECT. The wood base retains the original ebony finish and four wood bun feet. There is a 1/2" chip on the base however it cannot be seen due to the rope decoration. The bezel retains the original convex beveled crystal and is mint. The rear dust cover is hinged. All of the brass has been polished and sealed. The hard paste porcelain case is hand decorated with delicate stylized flowers and mounted with two hand painted cherubs or putti. No damage to the 4 wings, hands, or fingers of the cherubs. There is a crack around the waist of the right cherub and knee of the left cherub. Other than that the case is perfect. This is a rare $3000 clock. See photos of what a professionally restored movement looks like.
The clock and base/dome will have to be shipped separately. Estimate for dome is 4 1/2 pounds box size 19 by 12 by 12. Clock estimate is 7 1/2 pounds box size 16 by 12 by 12.
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A SIDE NOTE: To assist you in purchasing a good Antique Clock.The value of a Antique Clock is directly attributed to RESTORED CONDITION & ORIGINALITY Saying the restoration work was performed and actually performing the restoration work by a knowledgeable clockmaker are two different issues.The vast percentage of old clocks have a great deal of wear and should be completely disassembled for cleaning. This is the only way one can inspect for wear and then eliminate all the friction created by the wear. The latest scam is the clock was "Professionally Cleaned", No Key but keeps perfect time, this means the clock is not in good order. Simply dumping the clock movement into a can of Carburetor cleaner to wash off the dirt will not eliminate years of wear. Yes the clock may run for a few months with a healthy dose of WD-40. This is not proper clock servicing. ORIGINALITY, If the movement in not original to the case, known as a Marriage, it can not be assigned any Antique Value. The only value that can be assigned is for the sum of the parts for this "UnHoly Marriage".
Questions you need to ask these on-line Bodgers,
 Is the clock or watch movement original to the case.  what has been replaced and has the clock movement been properly restored. Get this information in writing. When the terms such as "Good Running Order", "Running", "Runs Great" generally means the clock is not keeping time and probably will not, this also means it has not been properly restored. Therefore you will need to spend several hundred dollars to have the clock put right.These few tips will save you some serious problems and money.
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