Rare Ansonia Lion Mantle Clock With Urn On Top,19th Century Antique Victorian For Sale
Beautiful decorative late 19th Century Victorian Style Mantle Clock made by Ansonia just before the Turn of the Century Key and pendulum are present. This Clock is being Sold "AS IS" , as I am not certain the working condition of the clock. We had it working at one time many years ago. We found it in a closet at a tavern/hotel we owned in the 70's. I think the model may be La France, and features an urn at the top with Lion Busts on each side with brass rings hanging from their mouths.
Writings include: PAT'D APL'D FOR on the top of the black backplate.
Inside writings on the brass parts: ANSONIA CLOCK CO. U.S.A. NEW YORK
At the left hand corner of the brass, it says: PATENTED JUNE 13, 1882
This would make a wonderful project for restoration. The one handle on the urn was been glued back on as well as one smallsection of the urn itself. The top of the back brass plateis broken so it doesn'thang.We never got around to working on it and probably just as well, since I had considered painting it blue, with real gold inlay!
I have tried to describe the problems as well as I can, so please review the photos very carefully before offerding! If you have questions, please ask and I will do my best to answer them. Thank you and happy offerding!
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Rare Ansonia Lion Mantle Clock With Urn On Top,19th Century Antique Victorian : $241