186.           $750

Welch, Spring & Co. “Patti No. 1”, ca. 1879-1884.  The iconic Patti clock, named after Adelina Patti, “The Queen of the Opera”; she sang for Mary and Abraham Lincoln at the White House. A 19-inch case veneered in rosewood with a fine furniture finish.  The door glass is a correct replacement, the side glasses may be original.  The dial has been replaced with a high-quality glossy paper dial, the hands are Welch hands.  The 8-day, time-and-strike Patti movement is running and striking on the hours, regulated by a sandwich-glass pendulum.  There is a label on the back behind plexiglass.  A beautiful example of this beautiful clock.  Schmidt’s Antiques sold one last fall for $800, as did Schmitt Horan last spring.  $750-$1000.

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Antique American Clocks                     January 2023

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