HORTON'S ANTIQUE CLOCKS JULY 2019
Welch “Patti No. 2” ca. 1886. A miniature version of the Patti No. 1, 10.5 inches high; often referred to as the “Baby Patti”, and highly sought after. Like #505, this rosewood case could use a moderate cleaning to really shine. This clock is all original, from the yellowed paper dial to the hands, old glasses, and trim pieces. The nickel-plated 8-day, time-only Patti movement is signed and is running, but not robustly. They also made an 8-day time-and-strike movement. The small brass pendulum is correct, and the back wall is flocked, but worn. There is a label on the back with losses. See page 353 of Ly’s book Welch Clocks 2nd Edition for more information. We have not sold a “Baby Patti” in some time, but they sell pretty consistently for around $1900 these days. $1800-$2000.