Welch, Spring & Co. “Italian No. 2”, ca. 1874. A miniature (13-inch) clock with rosewood veneer, gilded columns, two original glasses and an original dial, with significant chipping. The hands are likely original, the tablet has been rebacked; note the gilding on the columns. Welch, Spring & Co. made the Italian in a variety of sizes and several styles, and the naming was not consistent with the size. The miniature size, as found here, is uncommon at best; Ly shows this model in his Second Edition of Welch Clocks on page 408. The movement is a 30-hour,time-and-alarm; note the placement of the winding arbors. The small unsigned movement is running strongly; the alarm was not tested. There is a decent label inside. I can find no recent sales of a miniature Italian; AAC sold a sub-miniature version of an Ingraham Venetian last January for $727. $150-$250.
Antique American Clocks January 2023