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Antique American Clocks                     JULY 2024

137.               $150

Ansonia Clock Co. “Shakespeare”, ca. 1894.  A 17.5-inch-wide cast-iron base; the height of the clock is 14.5 inches.  The finish is all original and in need of rejuvenation; there is some chipping of the enamel from the base.  I see no losses to the trim.  The 5-inch signed porcelain dial has some cracks at the lower right; there is a visible escapement with steel pallets, with a beveled glass cover.  The signed 8-day, time-and-strike movement is running and striking with a rich sound on a cathedral gong.  The back door was lost and replaced with a small pie pan long ago.  Ansonia key included.  Ansonia figurals like this typically sell between $150 and $300.

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