Antique American Clocks January 2022
Welch, Spring & Co. “Audran, B.W.”, ca. 1882. An absolutely beautiful walnut case cleaned and polished, 31.5-inches tall with carvings all over the front. The dial glass is original, the calendar glass old and likely original. Both dials are glossy paper in good condition; the weekday hand is a replacement, the other hands are correct. The 8-day, time-and-strike movement is unsigned but it has the Welch club tooth escapement; the B.B. Lewis calendar mechanism is working and there is a good label on the cover. There is black flocking on the inside. These models always look attractive, but this is the nicest one I can recall. Horton’s sold one in 2019 for $1480. $1200-$1500.