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 accents. 

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.  Howe
ver, 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. 

(Item #AC-8)

(14" H x 7" W x 4-1/2" D)
(ca. 1880)
{Price:  $400.00)


The movement has 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 order. 

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(detail of the movement)

This stylish c
lock 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 double-ended key.