Ansonia Rare Antique Mantel Clock Signed Porcelain Case Beautiful - Runs Great
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Ansonia Rare Antique Mantel Clock Signed Porcelain Case Beautiful - Runs Great:
This is a BEAUTIFUL example of a Hand Painted and Beautifully Decorated PORCELAIN Ansonia Mantle Clock in NEAR ALL ORIGINAL condition. This clock runs great and is in great condition! The case is in 99.9% condition, one tiny crack under the back door. This clock was made circa 1890 by the Ansonia Clock Company. Ansonia purchased their porcelain cases worldwide. It is a very classy, beautiful mantle clock in need of a warm loving home. It has a beautiful classic design. It has a signed "Ansonia, made in USA " 8 day time and strike movement which chimes on the half-hour and counts the hours on the hour with a cathedral gong with a sound that is very pleasant! Has its original sounding board on the bottom. The hand painted porcelain pictures are original. The SIGNED hand painted case is made of porcelain in a beautiful Victorian Style. Great antique patina. The signed dial is in superior condition. Probably a correct replacement. Very crisp numbers! The clock has an adjustment for slow and fast on the dial (see picture) – this way you don’t have to take the clock off the shelf to “fine tune” the timekeeping. This fine clock its original Ansonia Pendulum and the Ansonia signed double ended key, very rare for a clock to have its original pendulum and key!! One end to wind the clock and the other to adjust the time for slow and fast. The hands are original. The clock measures 12 inches high, 6 inches deep and 9 inches wide. The movement runs very well and keeps good time. These antique clocks amaze me - could you imagine any other consumer product still working after nearly over 100 years! And the truly amazing thing with proper care they will work easily past the next 100 years! I wonder what the maker would think; 100 years + later this product is still working like new and listed on the world wide internet! Antique Clocks are a Fine Investment. Each one has a unique quality, as well as appreciating in value and beauty with age. You will become attached to your antique clocks and they will become a meaningful and important part of your life adding untold joy each day you own them. They can be handed down from one generation to another as they increase daily in value. Antique clocks serve many purposes other than being useful in telling time, decorative in your home, a valuable asset in your estate and above all a faithful servant and friend which will be true to you to the end of time. This clock will be packed very very carefully to insure a safe delivery and the buyer is to pay $23.50 for shipping, packing and ins. (We are going to pack this one very carefully and put in lots and lots of packing materials on this clock for sure!) I will gladly answer any emails promptly. I have always hated that "reserve" when I have offer myself so this fine clock has and an extremely low (gulp) starting offer. We love these clocks and I will be glad to help you set up your new clock, or answer questions long after the sale via email.
A careful inspection is done each and every time during the packing process by "Wild Thing" Master Packing Kitty
SITE SECURITY PROVIDED BY CJ KITTY (trained watch cat) (always vigilant)
Our Purchasing Department travels throughout the United States searching for the "perfect clock"!
Here's "the family" travelin' to the next clock destination
A Highly Skilled Technician (AKA Wild Thing) checks the movement one last exhausting time to be sure all is right before being carefully placed back in its case.
Some well deserved rest after a long day at the office
Here is our newest addition to the team; "Miss Kitty"! Rescued from the "pound". She specializes in UNpacking and spreading things about. Also enjoys chewing on CJ's tail.
Miss Kitty is getting grown up! She likes to "help" with answering emails. Here she is, after a grueling lesson in "computer 101".
Here is Miss Kitty showing our brand new addition from the pound; "Sweet Pea", the "ins and outs" of packing boxes.
Unfortuniately Sweet Pea has not caught on as yet…
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