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International Classics 541-574
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541.      $400

Two weight Vienna, ca. 1900.  A 43-inch mahogany case with ebony trim and finials. A two-part porcelain dial, no flaws, and fancy-cut hands.  Strikes on a wire gong on the hour and half-hour.  The large pendulum bob and stick look original to the clock; the bob could stand to be polished to take out the scuffs.  Both weights are old and a bit dented at the top (only noticeable up close).  The clock is running and striking.  $400-$600.

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543.     $225

Porcelain clock with Ansonia movement, ca. 1900.  This is a very nice porcelain clock with putti in the upper corners and pairs of children depicted on the lower left and right.  It holds an Ansonia 8-day time-and-strike movement but that is not the correct movement; this is probably a British or German clock.  It stands 12.5 inches high with good color and no chips, crazing, or cracks.  There is a signed Ansonia porcelain dial and an outside escapement that is running and striking appropriately.  The bezel could use some polish, but that is about the only issue; it holds a beveled glass.  $225-$350.

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564.     $75

Friedrich Mauthe Vienna.  The spring-driven movement for this small Vienna is probably early twentieth century.  It has a D.R.P. (Deutsche Reich Patent) number, the FMS (Friedrich Mauthe Schwenningen) logo, and a German eagle logo.  I am less sure about the age of the case, which appears to be late twentieth century; the Mauthe Company was in business until 1976.  The case length, from finial tip to tip, is about 31 inches.  The veneer is in nice shape; there are two side glasses.  The 8-day movement is running and striking a wire gong on the hour and half-hour.  A nice little Vienna at a nice price.  $100-$125.

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567.     $175

Pickard & Punant French figural, ca. 1860.  This French figural clock stands just 12 inches tall on a gilt bronze base with alabaster inserts.  The girl is playing a tambourine with a music stand and several horns next to her, cast in a rich bronze finish.  The clock has a porcelain dial, no glass or bezel.  There are two very faint hairlines in the dial, too faint to show in our photo.  Original French Breguet hands.  The movement is signed and strikes the bell on the half-hour and counts the hours.  It is running and keeping time.  $200-$300.

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573.     $100

Chinese champlevé repeater carriage clock, ca. 1970.   This multicolored enamel champlevé carriage is 8 inches tall with the handle up.  The case is silver- or nickel-plated and most of the plating is still present, although it shows areas of tarnish that would no doubt clean up with Nevr Dull wadding polish or Simichrome.  It has a white enamel dial signed “Marrella & Co.” with trefoil hands, a seconds hand, and an alarm dial.  There are four beveled, arched glasses and a beveled glass on top over the silver platform lever escapement with jeweled pallets.  The clock is running, fast, but the strike is out of sequence and I don’t know how to adjust that.  There are way too many armatures and gears in the back to sort out.  I assume it is an eight-day movement.  The handle is also lost from the back door and so it’s best not to close tightly.  It’s not signed anywhere, and the country of origin is not indicated, but Bob Crowder tells us it is Chinese. It’s really quite nice and only needs a bit of polish to really make it sparkle.  Two keys are included.  A similar clock in gold can be seen on page 180 of Derek Roberts’ book “Carriage and other traveling clocks”.  $150-$300. 

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574.     $250

 Brass carriage clock with filigree trim, ca. 1900.  This standard size carriage clock stands 6 inches high with the handle up and has a 2-inch porcelain dial with a filigree dial insert.  There is a bright gold front behind a filigree mask, with filigree side panels all behind beveled glasses.  The glass in the door shows some chipping in the corners, and there is some dried brass polish 200-behind the glasses on the sides that would clean up easily if you’re willing to take it apart.  There is no signature anywhere I can see, and no country of manufacture indicated.  The key that comes with it states “Made in England”.  It is a time-only 8-day movement, and is running and keeping time.  Very nice, I think. An identical carriage clock sold at Schmitt’s in 2004 for $500.

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