Antique American Clocks January 2022
E.N. Welch “Verdi”, ca. 1889. A 31-inch case veneered in rosewood in good condition. The dial glass is newer, the lower glass original. The dial holds the original paint; the numbering has been retouched, especially the seconds dial, but otherwise is in good shape. The hands are original, the interior is covered in the original black flocking. The Verdi 8-day movement is unsigned; it strikes the hours on a cathedral gong and the half-hours on a cup bell behind the movement. The clock, and the movement, are shown in Ly’s book Welch Clocks, Second Edition, on pages 283-284. There is a label on the back. AAC sold a very similar example a year ago for $180. $150-$200.