Antique American Clocks January 2022
Ansonia “Regent”, ca. 1904. An impressive, silvered case with extensive ornamentation and designs. The 19.5-inch case has been refinished but you can see the original silver finish on the four finials, top-piece, and four post bases; the top piece differs slightly from the catalog illustration (Ly, Ansonia Clocks & Watches, page 399). The body of the clock case has brass plates behind the silver designs. The dial is also silver, behind a thick beveled glass with a chip inside bottom. The signed 8-day time and half-hour strike movement is running and striking on a cathedral gong; there are steel pallets on the outside escapement. This clock originally came with two matching candelabra. Carroll Horton sold this clock to the consignor in 2013 for $1007. $750-$1000.