F. Kroeber Clock Co. “Mariposa”, ca. 1875. This is the early version of this model, based on its 23-inch height. The case is walnut with an old finish and plenty of patina. The door glass has a frosted pattern but may be newer. The dial is old paper, the hands acceptable and period. The 8-day, time-and-strike movement is running and striking on the nickel bell; there is an alarm attached (not tested). This clock has Kroeber’s fancy adjustable pendulum. The label on the back has been lost, as has a small wooden ornament that mounts to the lower rosette. Only two sales in the Antique Clocks Identification and Price Guide, neither recent. $300-$450.
Antique American Clocks January 2023