There is a beveled glass hinged door over the clock face. If it were a repro, it would probably have the correct reproduction hands. Jeremy Sorry to hear the news Dennis. Porcelain dial with Arabic numerals. Also, the stamping in the brass should be crisp, even, and clear. I also bought one of these clocks No. Type: Mantel Clock Brand: Ansonia Materials: Porcelain, Metal, Glass, Ceramic Operation: Pendulum Working Condition: Tested, and found to be operational.
This guide provides marks found on both antique and contemporary collectible pottery and porcelain from the United States and other countries and includes dating information and a brief history relating to the companies included wherever possible. I'll bet that there is serials somewhere in movement. You have +80 years provenance. Regarding the numbers, it's hard to tell. The porcelain regulators came with a very decorative gilded pendulum; yours is the simpler version found on the less expensive models.
I was looking at a 6 clock at the time and it actually showed none of these marks that I could see;yet it was in my opinion entirely original. This clock never went with the moving truck. I sure would appreciate any help in identifying this piece. The Antique Clocks Price Guide database contains actual sales information about this piece and more than 20,000 other antique clocks. I have searched all over but cannot find one like it.
Reference: Ansonia Clocks by Tran Duy Ly Condition: Case - Excellent, no chips, no repairs; Works - Excellent. I would say that this is a rare Ansonia Royal Bonn Clock. Want to post a comment? To find out more about our low cost five-day, one-month or one year subscription plans,. The clock operates on an 8-day time and strike movement with chimes on the half and hour. It is sometimes very faint. Both vases beautifully decorated with four panels. Keywords , , , , ,.
I am wondering now, since I looked for some 4 hours on the internet for this style case with no luck, if this had maybe been a limited run or they just did not manufacture that many. I may well be losing a little sleep over it. You can view the general appearance of the standard pendulum in the link I provided earlier in your post. Regarding the price, wealthy individuals seem to weather economic ups and downs just fine. Royal Bonn used a monogram-and-tower mark that appeared on exported pottery only with Germany added. I contacted the seller and she replied that she was sick of the buyer and didn't want to sell the clock to him at all! Royal Bonn is the nineteenth-and twentieth-century trade name used by Franz Anton Mehlem, who had a pottery in Bonn, Germany, from 1836 to 1931.
You win some you lose some! The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. In addition to the hand painting, the shape is well formed. So I seek information from the folks who know, like you. The reproduction movements often have something to give them away--either an overall chemical patination or odd screws, etc. Most Ansonia Porcelain clocks feature lovely flowers, but those depicting scenes with a subject or subjects are relatively rare.
Paper dial with Arabic numerals. They also most often show the impressed circular mark of Franz Anton Mehlem. Some mercury pendulums found on Seth Thomas Clocks and French Crystal Regulators have the hook on the pendulum rod instead. Note crazing and some loss of gold decoration. Flowing, like the river it is named after. I just found your posting over there through a Google Search for this clock. I probably came close to getting into trouble myself when I purchased my Porcelain Regulator No.
All things considered, I think that issue is insignificant. Case marked on back with red Royal Bonn mark, ''La Bretagne''. The clock is supported by scrolled feet with a striped design. I for one, will not risk buying an expensive clock online any longer because of all of the scams by supposedly honest, knowledgeable sellers who deliberately conceal serious flaws in an item, or commit out-and-out larceny. If the manufacture date of 1890 is correct that would about match mr great grandfather's wedding in the early 1890's. All within foliate scroll borders and set against a beautiful background of floral motifs on a soft blue white ground. Porcelain dial with open escapement.
In addition, the hands aren't correct for this clock. The name underneath is probably the title of the scene- Les Frere? This decorative style is also highly sought after by most Royal Bonn collectors and I would suppose that the scene is set along Isere river bank. So these things sometimes end well. Please let us know how you approach the project. Moving into trading in higher end clocks seems to carry much greater risk of this type of activity. I have checked the box to get email alerts when someone responds in the future.