HORTON'S ANTIQUE CLOCKS                             JULY 2019

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14.           $850

Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. top of the line mantel clock, “Amphion”, ca 1885. This rare and unusual shelf clock has glass mirror panels on the sides and base, and matching glass in the center of the pendulum. The pendulum was a special one made by George B. Owens and used in this clock model. The case was made with choice walnut woods, stands 25” high, has lots of carved pieces, grooved and etched designs, and various styles of moldings, all placed strategically on the case making it an unusual clock. It is bigger looking than most shelf clocks, standing 25” high and is 17.5” wide at the top. All the wood pieces are original and intact. It has a great door glass that is also one of George Owens special glasses along with his pendulum, and the usual Cathedral gong and 8-day movement. It is running and striking properly. The only knock on the clock is a replaced paper dial. The last Amphion we sold brought almost $2300. Ly-Gilbert, page 293. $1000-$1500.

 

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