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Ansonia Clock Company
Rococo-Style, Iron-Cased Mantel Clock
We could not find this nicely proportioned clock in the Ansonia catalogs
from the period; but the signed round-plate, eight-day time-and-strike
movement was produced by Ansonia Clock Company, NY, ca. 1900. The
painted black iron case is in the Rococo style with bronze-patinated
The case is an example of an American interpretation of French slate
cases that were popular during this time period but produced in the
U.S.A. at a fraction of the cost of imported cases. However,
like the French counterpart, this clock features a finely made, cast,
bronze-finished bezel fitted with a heavy beveled glass that protects a
four-inch diameter enameled dial.
(14" H x 7" W x
French-inspired features which include leaf pinions, rack and snail
striking on the hour and half hour, and a timing square for fine
regulation at the 12 o’clock position.
The movement has received a complete service and is excellent running
of the movement)
This stylish clock
strikes on a heavy coiled gong that is original to the clock but looks
of French origin. The piece comes with its original pendulum and