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OGG-1108
$15,000
Very Rare “ Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase
With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(movement)

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(back of dial)

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(pendulum)

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“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(on test bench/gongs off)

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

This is one of the most interesting tallcase clocks we've had available to us over the past 18+ years. The clock plays the Whittington tune on eight nested bells or the Westminster tune on four heavy coiled (mellow-sounding) gongs. It strikes the hours on the largest of the five gongs, sounding very much like Big Ben in London with a deep, sonorous sound. What a clock! We are awaiting a recording of the chiming sequence.

To the left is the original catalogue drawing. This model features an enhanced door design featuring ten beveled glass panels and claw feet. Note the extensive use of the acanthus leaf pattern, repeated from the base to the crown. This was a very popular pattern in Victorian-era cabinetry.

Physical: The medium brown-colored quartered oak case measures 29"w x 100"h x 19"d (trunk of clock is 17.5"w). The case was professionally restored in 2007 by rubbing out, overcoating with shellac then rubbing out again between coats (original process). There are some age-appropriate indentations and scratches on the weight shells and pendulum bob, but nothing major. As the pictures show, they look old but great.

The clock is in excellent overall condition. The 12" dial with two different hand-painted scenes on the moon dial was professionally restored in 2015. The dial is signed, “Theodore B. Starr, New York", and "Elliott, London".

Theodore B. Starr: (b.1837), a silversmith, opened his first business in 1862, at No. 18 John Street, NYC. Two years later he was joined by Herman Marcus and the company became Starr and Marcus. In 1877 Marcus left the company to work with Tiffany & Co. at which time Starr bought out his partner and the name reverted to Theodore B. Starr. In 1907 Starr's son incorporated the business. On July 1, 1918 their stock was purchased by the silver firm of Reed and Barton. The firm maintained a shop at 47th Street and Fifth Avenue, NYC. In 1923, Theodore B. Starr closed its doors.

J.J. Elliott was the leading hall clock maker in London and exported a high percentage of their clocks to the U.S., where most were private-labeled by large jewelers like Starr, Tiffany, and Shreve, Crump & Low. Click here to read the Elliott history in our Reference Library.

Mechanical: The extremely high-quality and much sought-after Elliott movement is itself an engineering marvel as you can see in the photos. Featuring a nest of eight bells and five heavy "cathedral" gongs, this movement has something for everyone. It bears serial number 2074. That same serial number is stamped into the brass leader at the top of the pendulum and into the back bottom of the dial.

It was professionally and thoroughly overhauled in 2015 and is in excellent running order.
Two of the nested bells had minor cracks and were replaced by the original maker, Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, the oldest, continuously running manufacturing company in England, started at the time of Elizabeth I (1570).

The support rod and bracket for the bells were replaced at the same time. The chime cylinder return spring was replaced. The seatboard supports were cracked and replaced. A mechanical face lift of sorts!

Comments: This is an absolutely awesome clock. As you have read and can see, it has been thoroughly refurbished to the highest standards and is ready for many years of great service for you and your family. Now, the only decision to make is where are you going to place it for maximum enjoyment!

Shipping: Prior to shipment, the clock mechanism, weights and pendulum, along with finial, winding crank and cabinet key, will be removed from the clock and carefully packed for safe travel. For domestic shipment, the clock and packed components will be moved by one of our blanket-wrap movers, who will deliver it inside your home or office. For international shipment, the packed components and clock will be crated by Navis Pack & Ship or Craters and Freighters for its overseas journey.

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Photos note: It is extremely difficult to photograph large, dark-colored clocks like this except in a studio setting with contnrolled lighting and non-reflective surroundings. Floor and wall colorings tend to reflect and affect the color of the clock in the photo. In this case, the photos tend to be a bit reddish. Our consignor and his wife have both studied these photos carefully and have determined that the front full-length photo shown in the left column above (labeled "Front View - 2" below) best represents the actual medium-brown color of this clock.

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Crown
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Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Dial Signature
Upper - Left
Upper - Right
Trunk - Left
Trunk - Right
Base - Front
Base - Left
Base - Right
Movement - Back
Movement - Front
Movement (Pre-Svc)
Movement - S/N
Dial - S/N
Pendulum - S/N
Weights/Bob


Reference
Ly, T.D., Longcase Clocks & Standing Regulators, 1994, p.429, no.993

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HHB-0206
$2,650
8-Day Carl Werner Terrestrial Globe Clock,
circa 1910

Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

For your consideration we present a
terrestrial globe clock manufactured by Uhrenfabrik Carl Werner, Villingen as indicated by the logo on the movement. The company was founded in 1870 and even maintained an assembly factory in France. Werner was the largest movement maker in Germany until 1912, when the facilities burned down.

The company was taken over by Kienzle in 1913, but we believe this clock is from earlier production, circa 1910.

[As a side note, Werner was apparently also "infamous" for selling unmarked movements for private labeling, with some of these often mistaken for unmarked Lenzkirches.]

The terrestrial globe sits within an equatorial horizon band numbered with the hours of day, and with calibrated half-meridian, full solstice, and equinox bands, and with French labels on globe.

Clocks are well suited to be combined with globes because world time is based on the full rotation of the earth once every 24 hours. To use the clock globe set the local time on the dial. Turn the globe so the place of use corresponds to the correct time on the equatorial hour circle. Local time for any place in the world then can calculated.

Similar clocks are sometimes advertised as being made by Junghans (possible sales through Junghans?) but we think that is incorrect based on the movement markings with the Werner trademark.

The 10” terrestrial globe, likely by Ludw. Jul. Heymann, Berlin, is in excellent condition. It rotates once in 24 hours via a drive shaft from the movement.

Physical: The walnut arts and crafts-style cabinet with simple carving and beveled glasses is surmounted by a 10" diameter globe and measures 9"w x 24"h x 5.5"d overall. The markings on the 5" Arabic-numeral dial say "Patented" in German, English and French, indicating this clock was likely made for the export market.

As you can see, the case is in excellent condition with original finish, original silvering on the dial, and original beveled glass.

Mechanical: Most clocks of this genre run only 30 hours, but this is an 8-day clock. It runs well and keeps remarkably good time, having recently been professionally inspected and lubricated. The movement, pendulum,hands and globe are original to the clock.

Comments: We have provided you with significant information about this clock and a wonderful set of photos. Now, as time ticks forward, we await your call to make your own Werner acquisition!

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erner Logo


OHR-1383
$9,500
Beautifully Inlaid Grand Sonnerie
Vienna Regulator, c. 1860
Signed “M. Herz, Wien”

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

This is perhaps the most ornate Vienna regulator we've ever listed on this site. Featuring a veneered cabinet of rosewood with insets of silver, brass, and colored wood, the case itself is a fabulous piece of art from Uhrmacher (clockmaker) M. Herz of Vienna, Austria. We were unable to find a history of this firm, but they were apparently in business in the mid-1800s through at least the first decade of the 1900s and made clocks ranging from this elaborate regulator to automobile clocks of the early 20th century.

Physical: The case, which measures 15"w x 54"h x 7.5"d, is in excellent physical condition. It was refinished at some point in the past, prior to acquisition by our consignor. The glass has also been replaced at some point in the past (typical).

The 7.25" porcelain dial is original to the clock and also in excellent physical condition as are the hands. There is a small hairline between XIII-IX.
The pulleys, weights and pendulum are original to the clock.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and grand sonnerie-strike movement was professionally overhauled in 2015 and is in excellent running order.

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Comments: If you've been seeking a "hit-it-out-of-the-ballpark" Vienna regulator, here it is. This clock will turn heads wherever it is hung. Will that be your living room or entryway... we'll leave that part up to you!

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Movement - Left
Movement - Right

HCB-0306
$695$
Equestrian-Themed Clock

quistrian Novelty Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

quistrian Novelty Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Here is a high-quality horse-themed French desk clock for your consideration complete with horseshoe, brace and bit, and crops. The perfect gift for the equestrian in your sphere.

quistrian Novelty Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

The movement is marked "R&Co • Made in Paris". According to Charles Allix in his book on carriage clocks, Richard & Cie was founded in Paris in 1848 under a different name and added a branch in London in 1857. Then, in 1867, the branch became Richard & Co. of 24 Cannon St, London. In France, this would be Richard et Cie. (Brian) Loomes indicates that the London business lasted until 1881. Allix also says that the inscription "R&Co.", without the full trademark probably denotes a clock handled by Richard but not made by them. The Richard trademark contains an "R" and "C" with a snake's head in between, all enclosed within an oval. This clock was sold sometime after 1867 by Richard as a London retailer. Got all that?

Physical: The brass case with bronze mounts measures 9.5"w x 9"h x 4.5"d. It is in excellent physical condition. The 3" porcelain dial is contained in a 3.635" diameter bezel and also in excellent physical condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only balance-wheel movement has been serviced recently and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: What more can we say? Cool clock... call us!

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BDW-1348
$1,150
Miniature French Table Clock, c.1880

Miniature French Table Clock by Chardnon ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Miniature French Table Clock by Chardnon ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Here's a cute little French Miniature Desk clock with silver mounts for your consideration. It has a ribbon trim on the front top and floral trim, almost like an oblong sunflower, on the sides, along with a carriage clock-like pickup handle on the top.

Physical: The brass case, which measures 8"h x 5.375"w x 3.5"d, is in excellent overall physical condition.

Mechanical: The 13-jewel, 8-day, time-only movement is signed "Chardon" and "Made in France" and has been professionally overhauled. It is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Elegant little bedside or shelf clock, priced right, ready for that special place in you home or office.

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BDW-1361
$1,750

Unusual French Table Clock in Carriage Design
with Exposed Escapement, Thermometer,
and Both Gong and Bell-Strike, c.1900

French Table Clock in a carriage clock design with exposed escapement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

French Table Clock in a carriage clock design with exposed escapement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

French Table Clock in a carriage clock design with exposed escapement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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French Table Clock in a carriage clock design with exposed escapement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

This is a very unusual clock. First, it has the exposed escapement; second, it has a thermometer on top where you would normally see the escapement; third, it strikes the hours on a coiled gong and the half-hour on a bell. It's a pretty clock and pretty interesting, too!

Physical: The brass case, which measures 10.5"h x 6"w x 5"d is in excellent physical condition as you will observe in the photos below.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-and-strike movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Great clock, priced right.
Give us a call to start the process.

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BDW-1347
$5,550
Boulle-Influenced
Miniature Tallcase Shelf Clock
Signed
“Vincenti”

Boulle-Influenced Miniature Tallcase Shelf Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Boulle-Influenced Miniature Tallcase Shelf Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Boulle-Influenced Miniature Tallcase Shelf Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

We have not had a Boulle-influenced clock for quite awhile. Most of them that are offered to us have lots of inlay missing or loose. Here's one that's in absolutely spectacular condition and is sure to steal the show wherever it is placed. Note the convex glasses both top and bottom. It is absolutely amazing to us that the lower glass, which is virtually irreplaceable has survived since 1880!

Physical: The stunning case, which measures 28"h x 9.5"w x 5"d, is in excellent physical condition. Glasses are original and in excellent condition. The porcelain dial and filigreed hands are also original and in excellent physical condition as is the cast brass "sun" pendulum bob. The cast brass mounts are original and all are present.

Mechanical: The eight-day bell-strike movement has the Vincenti signature stamp behind the bell. It has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Are you ready for a bright-shining star in your home? That's what this alluring clock will be. All you have to do is call us, then figure out where it will be placed.

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BDW-1396
$3,250
Very Rare Carriage Repeater
in One-Piece Art Nouveau Case

Rare French Carriage Repeater in Art Nouveau Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Rare French Carriage Repeater in Art Nouveau Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Rare French Carriage Repeater in Art Nouveau Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

  Rare French Carriage Repeater in Art Nouveau Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

You gotta love the creativity of the French, and their impeccable attention to detail. Here is a a little carriage clock that reflects some of the best of French design, housing the art nouveau-style clock in a single casting that forms the case. Very interesting. Very rare.

Physical:
The case, which measures 6.5"h x 3.75"w x 3.25"d is in excellent physical condition as you can see in the photos below. The
hand-painted porcelain dial features blue arabic numerals and a flower grouping that visually appears as if it were in the background. Very subtle. Very French.

Rare French Carriage Repeater in Art Nouveau Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike repeater movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition ready for years of great service for you.

Comments: The "for you" in the previous sentence implies that you call us to buy the clock; we're ready if you are!

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BDW-1395
$3,750
Moorish-Themed Repeater Carriage Clock
Signed “L. Simonet”

Moorish-Themed Repeater Carriage Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Moorish-Themed Repeater Carriage Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Moorish-Themed Repeater Carriage Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Moorish-Themed Repeater Carriage Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

When we first saw this clock a big smile appeared. The vivid colors and Moorish-themed hand-painted porcelain panels called out to curl up with a Lawrence of Arabia-type book and just relax for awhile and listen to Mario Lanza. "Relax, what's that," you say? Read on...

Physical:
The Corinthian-columned case, which measures 8.25"h x 4"w x 3.75"d, is in excellent physical condition. The porcelain panels are original to the clock and also in excellent condition. There is an "L. Simonet" signature on the blue side panel.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike repeater movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Ok, have the music queued up?

My desert is waiting
Dear, come there with me
I'm longing to teach you
Love's sweet melody...

Give us a call to get this beauty enroute to your oasis!

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BDW-1269
$4,650
Corinthian-Style Repeater Carriage Clock
with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels, c.1890

Corinthian-Style Repeater Carriage Clock with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels, c.1890 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Corinthian-Style Repeater Carriage Clock with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels, c.1890 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Corinthian-Style Repeater Carriage Clock with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels, c.1890 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Corinthian-Style Repeater Carriage Clock with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels, c.1890 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

This little clock is reminiscent of Scarlet O'Hara and "Gone with the Wind"... the high-brow beautiful lady and her admirer, complete with cherub in the center of the dial. It's a stunning clock.

Physical: The Corinthian-style case (fluted columns with "Corinthian" capitals) measures 8.25"h x 4"w x 3.75"d and is in excellent physical condition. The beautiful hand-painted porcelain panels on the front and sides are original to the clock and also in excellent condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day repeater movement with platform escapement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Pretty clock, hard to find, ready for its special place in your home. Give us a call to start the process.

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BDW-1259
$5,250
Elaborate Grand Sonnerie/Alarm
Carriage Clock
by “C.H. Joseph - Paris”, c.1880

Elaborate Grand Sonnerie/Alarm  Carriage Clock by “C.H. Joseph - Paris”, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Elaborate Grand Sonnerie/Alarm  Carriage Clock by “C.H. Joseph - Paris”, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Elaborate Grand Sonnerie/Alarm  Carriage Clock by “C.H. Joseph - Paris”, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

  Elaborate Grand Sonnerie/Alarm  Carriage Clock by “C.H. Joseph - Paris”, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Here is a quite elaborate repeater carriage clock with twisted columns and handle and filigree decor along with three beautiful hand-painted porcelain panels, a beautiful example of the "excess" flourish of the Victorian era. Though we photographed the clock, we did not notice the maker signature at the time, but our consignor assures us it is there. Sometimes they were signed on the front plate of the movement which cannot be seen unless the clock is disassembled... not our idea of great perpetual marketing!

Physical: The brass case, which measures 8.25"h x 4.125"w x 3.75"d is in excellent overall condition. The porcelain panels are original to the clock and also in excellent condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day grand sonnerie movement, with alarm and repeater functions, has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Clocks of this ilk don't come along often and generally command a lot more than our price. But, we're lookin' out for you. Give us a call to make it your own.

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BDW-1393
$1,200
Serpentine Carriage Clock
with Porcelain Panels, c.1910

Serpentine Carriage Clock with Porcelain Panels, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Serpentine Carriage Clock with Porcelain Panels, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

When we went to photograph this collection of carriage clocks, this one jumped out and said, "Me, me, pick me," its vivid colors calling the eyes to examine it. The serpentine edges top and bottom and the interesting handle added to the siren's call...

Physical: The highly decorated brass case with porcelain panels measures 6.5"h x 3.25"w x 2.75"d and is in excellent physical condition as you can see in the large photos. The beveled glass all around is in excellent condition and original to the clock.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition. There is a maker's mark on the back plate of the movement that says R&C, Made in Paris. We are not sure whose mark that is.

Comments: Can you hear the siren's call, too? Beautiful clock, great price. Where will you place it so others can see and be "called", too?

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OHR-601
$1,325
Subminiature R.A. Regulator
with Ornate Cast Front, c.1880

Subminiature R.A. Regulator Ornate Cast Front, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Subminiature R.A. Regulator Ornate Cast Front, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Subminiature R.A. Regulator Ornate Cast Front, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Subminiature R.A. Regulator Ornate Cast Front, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

This is an unusual subminiature "R.A."-style Vienna regulator, the style of which, with cast front piece, we have not had available to us in the 18 years we've been in business. There is lots of detail here to observe.

Physical: The ornate cast front piece measures 16.5"h x 7.5"w x 3"d. It has a 2-piece, 3" porcelain dial that is in excellent physical condition. The case overall is in very good, age-appropriate condition. Note the side windows in the box housing the clock mechanism.

Mechanical: The eight-day R.A. mechanism has been professionally serviced and is in excellent running condition.

Comments: If you are a fan of Vienna regulators and would like to have a truly tiny one that will fit just about anywhere, this would be a great choice.

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FYI, the clock was sitting on its back when we took the photos, confusing the camera about where it should actually focus, resulting in at least one dial being blown away by the flash and studio lights!

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BDW-1293
$1,150
Petite Brass Cartel Wall Clock, c. 1900

Petite Brass Cartel Wall Clock, circa 1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Petite Brass Cartel Wall Clock, circa 1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Petite Brass Cartel Wall Clock, circa 1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

According to Wikipedia, the cartel clock, incorporating clock case and bracket in a single unified organic sculptural conception, was a Rococo–era invention initiated in Paris that was popular through the 1740s.

This particular clock was made circa 1900 when “reproductions” of earlier clocks, including cartel and lantern clocks, were all the rage in Paris. We own one of the lantern clocks of the 1890 era.

Cartel clocks in general have long been prized by higher-end collectors of French clocks. But most of them are quite large and extremely expensive. We are delighted to present this petite cartel clock for your consideration. Be sure to look at the amazing detail in the brass case work. Then take a look at its very reasonable price!

Physical: The case, which measures 10.75"h x 5.5" w 2.5"d is in excellent physical condition. It features blue numerals hand-painted on a white porcelain dial, all of which is in great condition, too.

Mechanical: The eight-day balance-wheel movement has been professionally serviced and is in excellent running condition.

Comments: Gotta love this petite little beauty. It will make a classy, but not overpowering statement wherever it hangs in your home or office. Maybe on the formal dining room wall somewhere in a grouping? It's definitely a reminder of a more kinder, gentler time in the past.

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BDW-1252
$15,000
Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie
Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar
Escapement Signed “Drocourt”

BDW-1252  Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie  Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar  Escapement Signed “Drocourt” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

BDW-1252  Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie  Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar  Escapement Signed “Drocourt” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

BDW-1252  Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie  Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar  Escapement Signed “Drocourt” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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BDW-1252  Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie  Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar  Escapement Signed “Drocourt” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

BDW-1252  Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie  Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar  Escapement Signed “Drocourt” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is a very large and complex French carriage clock for your serious consideration with the back plate bearing the circled D-C trademark for "Drocourt".

Pierre Drocourt (1819) and his son Alfred (1847) were among the elite makers of carriage clocks in the mid-to-late Victorian era, having a factory at Saint-Nicolas-d'Ailermont, the most important town for carriage clock manufacture at the time, as well as premises in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28; previously named Rue de Limoges prior to 1867, where he joined the well-known maker Blanpain.

They made superb carriage clocks which were often decorative and were awarded numerous medals at exhibitions, including the Bronze Medal at Paris 1867, the Silver at Paris 1878 and the gold at Paris in 1889 (exhibition catalogue). In circa 1871, Pierre retired and Alfred succeeded his father, who returned to his home village with his wife Marie and daughter Melanie.

This beautifully polished and lacquered brass case is in the "Gorge" style. “Gorge” (grooved) cases were in use by the mid 1860s and were the shape preferred by French clockmakers for their best clocks. At least five sizes were manufactured ranging from miniatures to giant clocks like this one, and including at least one size larger!

Physical: The ornately engraved case, which measures 10"h x 5.5"w x 4.5"h, is in excellent physical condition with all beveled glasses, including an oval glass to view the escapement. There is fine engraving throughout the brass case, which has been cleaned and lacquered to preserve the finish. The 3.375" diameter porcelain clock dial, like the 1" diameter Day-of-the-Week, Alarm Time, Day-of-the-Month subsidiary dials beneath it, are all in excellent physical condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day grand sonnerie movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition, including the alarm and calendar functions. The movement has serial number 10675 stamped into the lower left corner of the back plate.

Comments: This is a rare big clock with complex functionality in excellent physical and mechanical condition. It will make a major statement in any fine clock collection or as a treasured standalone piece. We take extensive measures to pack our clocks (professionals do it) so that they arrive in excellent condition. This clock can be on your table in a week or so after payment is received, so now is the time to take action!

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BDW-1394
$1,075
Victorian Era Domed French Travel Clock

Victorian Era Domed French Travel Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Victorian Era Domed French Travel Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Victorian Era Domed French Travel Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Victorian Era Domed French Travel Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is an exquisite little French travel clock that is reminiscent of the much more elegant Victorian era of design, complete with engravings on three sides and the dome plus a beautiful inset porcelain dial. Stunning!

Physical: The c.1890 brass case, which has been thoroughly cleaned, and lacquered, is in excellent physical condition throughout. It measures 5.75"h x 2.25"w x 2.25"d and is surmounted by a non-operable domed bell housing, just for decoration.

Mechanical: The eight-day balance-wheel time-only movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.


Comments: The
"cute" factor on this clock will draw comments wherever it is placed and bring you years of joy!

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PHT-0901
$4,500
30-Day Altdeutsch Vienna Regulator
Signed
“H. Ellenberger, Wien”

30-Day Altdeutsch Vienna Regulator Signed “H. Ellenberger, Wien” – Antique Clocks Guy

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Thirty-day Vienna regulators are prized possessions of knowledgeable collectors. We don't have them very often and are pleased to present this large clock for your consideration. It is of the "Altdeutsch" style which was prominent between 1870-1895

Physical: The walnut case with fine, detailed craftsmanship measures 12"w x 65"h x 7"d is in excellent physical condition and features the original finish. The 6.5" diameter porcelain dial is in excellent condition as well. It has a small hairline between XI-XII. Often, these can be minimized by application of a small amount of bleach on the end of a Q-tip. The dial is signed "H. Ellenberger, Wien" (Vienna). This would likely be the retailer who first sold the clock.

The hands are original, correct, and marvelous. The glass is professionally installed, but we can't vouch for originality. The pulley is very fancy as is the temperature-compensating pendulum with porcelain insert on the bob. Note, too, the fine porcelain beat plate in the bottom inside.

Mechanical: The one-weight, 30-day movement has recently been professionally serviced, is in excellent mechanical condition and ready for many years of great service.

Comments: This clock will attract lots of attention. Will it be in your entryway, sitting room, or perhaps in the conference room of your office? Give us a call to start the process. We'll make shipping arrangements; you pay them directly.

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