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227.            $500

Bawo & Dotter “Elite” chiming fusee bracket clock,ca. 1910.  Bawo & Dotter were New York importers of European goods beginning around 1860; in addition to Limoges porcelain from France, they branched into fine clocks by the 1900’s.  They are more commonly known to clock collectors as marketers of elaborate nine-tube tall case clocks, in competition with Walter Durfee.  Here we have a small (14-inch) mahogany bracket clock with an 8-day, time, strike, and chime triple-fusee movement.  The movement is unsigned but is marked “Elite”, with the serial number 83893.  Winterhalder & Hofmeier made many of their movements.  The clock plays Westminster chimes on four cathedral gongs and counts the hours on a fifth, larger gong.  It is running, striking, and chiming nicely.  The pierced brass and silvered dial shows some tarnishing on the silver; Bawo & Dotter is inscribed across the top.  There is a speed adjustment and a chime/silent dial.  This clock sold at RO Schmitt in 2013 for $2300.  $500–$1000.

 

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Antique American Clocks                     July 2024

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