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RARE ANTIQUE CARTEL SOLID BRONZE SPANISH CLOCK  OF "KING FERDYNAND".

RARE ANTIQUE CARTEL SOLID BRONZE SPANISH CLOCK OF "KING FERDYNAND".


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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Bronze: Pre 1800: Item # 1432580
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A RARE LARGE & HEAVY SPANISH ANTIQUE CARTEL BRONZE WALL CLOCK. ALL ORIGINAL IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION. THE FRONT HAS 2 SOLID BRONZE HEADS OF KING FERDYNAND (FERDINAND II) BOTH FIGURES ARE 360 DEGREES SWIVEL. ON THE LOWER HEAD ITS WRITTEN "LE ROY FERDYNAND D' ARAGON ESPAGNE" ON THE BACK IT HAS A HEAVY DUTY BRONZE LOOP BY THE FOUNDRY TO HANG ON THE WALL.VERY HEAVY CLOCK AROUND 40 LBS- 20 KILOS.KING FERDINAND II WAS THE KING OF SPAIN (1452-1516). THE PORCELAIN DIAL WITH A BEVELED GLASS COVER, THAT OPENS TO WIND THE CLOCK AND MOVE THE ARMS. IT HAS THE ORIGINAL PENDULUM MARKED "1290" AND THE LETTERS "JLF" IN THE "SHIP" MARK.IT MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 32 INCHES, 81 CENTIMETRES TALL X 14 INCHES, 35 CENTIMETRES- WIDE.THE MECHANISM IS A 24 HOUR. IT STRIKES ON THE HOUR AND HALF HOUR. ON THE UPPER BACK IT HAS A DATE 1515 PUT BY THE FOUNDRY.ON THE SIDES WE FIND 2 HANDLES MADE BY THE MAKERS TO BE ABLE TO CARY THIS HEAVY AND LARGE CLOCK.THE CLOCK HAS CATHEDRALS WITH ORNATE COLUMNS, A FIGURE OF A RAISED LIZARD ON THE FRONT,ON THE LOWER BACK WE FIND A HEAD OF A NATIVE SOUTH AMERICAN FIGURE. This Spanish Cartel large Bronze Clock of KING FERDYNAND is probably one of a kind. I saw many Museums,Clock books, Clock collections around the World in the last 40 years since I bought this Clock, I never saw a similar Clock, not even a photo in the clock books, including auctions of this Cartel solid bronze clock.
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