German free swinger wall clock made by the Furtwangler Soehne (sons) Company in the early 1900’s. This was a Black Forest clockmaker that was forced out of the business of making fine clocks because the German clock industry switched to mass produced clocks with less expensive movements and cases after World War I. The 8-day movement in this case is 8-day time and strike, and the movement is signed “LFS”. It has been cleaned and bushed and is in excellent running order. It has a very nice silver and brass dial, pretty embossed brass pendulum bob, and a porcelain beat scale. The clock strikes on a large coil gong. The walnut case stands 34 inches high, is complete and original. The top is only glued to the case. It was off when it came to us and we left it for the next owner to put some glue on it. $200-$400.
German “Wag on Wall”, made in the Black Forest ca 1850. There is a 30-hour weight driven time and striking movement that is running. Brass weights, brass pendulum, and brass inlay around the front of the clock. Good glass over the brass dial center, good porcelain dial and hands. Porcelain dial is 4 inches, case is 8 by 10 inches, and wood box holding the movement. It has wood movement plates and doors on each side of the box are missing. Bezel is held in place with a latch. There are two old original weights, chains are old and probably original. Nice early clock. $200-$350.
Large mystery swing arm clock on a brass statue. At this price you know it is not old and for whatever reason only brings a fraction of what an original would cost you. The total height is almost 39”, which includes the statue with arm in place. The brass statue was finished with a dark gray, almost black, finish. The statue is attached to a wood base. The balls are finished in blue with brass numerals, hands, and other ornaments. Some of the numerals are missing but they are available from Timesavers. The ball holding the movement is 6” in diameter, and has one winding hole in front, French style. Ansonia swingers wind in the back. It has been our experience that these movements are good runners and need little attention except to adjust for good running. Sometimes they will get out of beat when transported and you will need to remove the back half of the ball to adjust the pendulum. The ball halves are not together properly, now held with tape, and will need some attention. The consignor says the movement is in excellent running order. These movements are above my pay grade so I did not test it. $300-$500.
Large Cupid Mystery Swinger. Head and shoulders above any swinger we have ever sold, and tops anything we have ever seen for the money. The brass cherub statue stands on a solid black marble base, and is 26” high. The detail of the casting is superb, one of the best castings I have seen. The cherub has an 11” wingspan and the marble base is 10” in diameter. With the clock arm in place on the statue the total height is 38” high. The arm alone is 33” high. The balls are painted blue, numerals, hands, and other attached ornaments are all brass. I unpacked the clock, hung the swing arm on the statue, and it will hardly stop running. It ran 14 days the first time I wound it. You would expect a swinger, made of solid brass, to sell for several times our minimum. It is the best buy of all reproduction clocks we have sold. $500-$750.
Gustav Becker box clock, they called it a Vienna, ca 1890. Case retains the early look and some art deco design. Large glass in the door, unknown if original for it could have been removed during case cleaning. Two-piece porcelain dial with black numerals, and correct hands, weight and pendulum bob. Walnut case is 32 inches tall, and basically a plain case but in excellent condition. 8-day weight driven time only movement is running and the movement is signed by Becker who as you know was one of Germany’s great clock makers. The movement has been serviced and is in great running condition. $150-$300.
German RA wall clock made by the Hamburg American Clock Co., Germany, ca 1880-1890. The large walnut case is 54 inches tall, has nice Corinthian columns on the case sides, nice removable top featuring an eagle, two door latches on the side, finials top and bottom, and three glasses. It has a 7-inch multicolored porcelain dial that is also very nice. The 8-day movement is spring driven, running strong and striking the half hours and hours on a coil gong. The pendulum is very elaborately decorated and inside is also a porcelain beat scale. $150-$300.
German 2 weight Vienna Regulator made by the Kienzle Clock Factory in Germany. The 8-day movement is signed with their “wings” trademark. The case style is indicative of those made in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The beautiful walnut case is 48 inches tall with the original top that is removable, and the elegantly turned columns on the sides. Look closely at the round piece on the very top. It is a carved piece of a man who looks a little like Sir. Walter Raleigh? The case has glass sides, two correct brass weights, brass pendulum on a wood stick, brass pulleys, porcelain beat indicator, and the two-piece porcelain dial with original hands. The movement has been serviced and is in excellent running condition. $300-$500.
Dutch hood wall clock, ca late 1700’s. This clock was made in Holland and was a popular clock in its day and also with many clock collectors today. The wood case is 49-inches tall and 16 inches wide and from all indications is completely original and surprisingly in good condition. The finials, hood, columns, glasses, (3 in the hood, 1 on the base) door with side latch, removable slide out cover over the pendulum, weight, and chain, are all original and operable. The movement has been serviced and in running order. The 30-hour brass movement is time, strike, and alarm. The beautiful hand painted arched dial has a country scene and the four brass corners represent the four seasons of the year. There is also a nice painting on the silver chapter ring. We don’t see very many of these clocks, but this is surely the nicest I have seen. $500-$1000.
French black slate and bronze mantel clock, ca 1890. The 8-day time and striking movement is signed, “A. D. Mougin / Deux Medailles”. The movement has been serviced and is in excellent running condition. It strikes half hours on a large coil gong and has a typical hinged metal back door like most all French clocks of this type. It is a very large and heavy case, 19 ½ inches wide and tall, and weighs over 70 pounds. It has a fancy brass/bronze emblem in the arch and on each side of the nice black and gold dial. The case needs to be cleaned to bring out the engraved designs and the graining of the marble. Some repairs have been made, such as bonding the end ornaments in place. There are the usual nicks in the marble around the base. I would recommend local pickup of this clock due to its size and weight. $150-$300.
“Thos. Russel & Son / Liverpool”, clock makers to the Queen, table clock ca 1877. This is a very unusual clock in some respects and common in others. The 8-day movement and gong are pretty standard and seen in many English clocks. The gong is signed, “Salisbury” but the movement is not signed. The mahogany case is 15 ½ inches tall, has nice designs below the glass, and a full back door. The front and large back door are both locked with a male key. I have never seen a male key lock on a clock other than some early Seth Thomas clocks. Thos. Russel & Son were better known for being watch manufacturers and other horological instruments, not clocks. The movement is performing properly, and it has a large and heavy pendulum which is typical in many English clocks. $300-$500.