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SOLD 15 Jewel Antique Desk, or Mantel Clock
Unusual Small Size Bracket Clock, 15 Jewel for desk, table or mantel clock, high quality, 100% original, near mint restored condition. The clock is in the form of a 200 year old Georgian bracket clock. Circa 1900. Clock is 6" tall, 4 1/4" wide, 2 1/2" deep. Dial is 2 3/4" square opening. The 15 jewel movement is original to the case and has been completely restored. The movement was completely disassembled, spring removed from the spring barrel and cleaned ultrasonically. Very good action on the balance wheel, runs accurately. The movement is marked ImHof, Switzerland, a listed watch maker, serial number 831764, which appears on the dust cover. Clock is a timepiece without strike, an excellent timekeeper. See photo with the dust cover off. The case is walnut that retains a perfect original finish. The case is adorned with the classic cast brass appliques and top handle. All are original to the case. Glass covers the original dial which is marked Made in Great Britain. Surrounding the silver chapter ring are four gold gilt cast brass angle spandrels. The silver chapter ring is thick brass, engraved, black wax applied to the recess engraving and then silvered. This is a rare miniature English Bracket clock, 100 year old copy of a 200 year old clock. Another fine clock from the collection of a friend and fellow clock maker who just passed. The movement was properly restored and will provide years of service. See photos. Group photos are of other similar quality clocks listed for sale.
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A SIDE NOTE: To assist you in purchasing a good Antique Clock.The value of a Antique Clock is directly attributed to RESTORED CONDITION & ORIGINALITY Saying the restoration work was performed and actually performing the restoration work by a knowledgeable clockmaker are two different issues.The vast percentage of old clocks have a great deal of wear and should be completely disassembled for cleaning. This is the only way one can inspect for wear and then eliminate all the friction created by the wear.The latest is the clock was "Professionally Cleaned", this means absolutely nothing. Simply dumping the clock movement into a can of Carburetor cleaner to wash off the dirt will not eliminate years of wear. Yes the clock may run for a few months with a healthy dose of WD-40. This is not proper clock servicing. Questions you need to ask these online Bodgers, is the clock or watch movement original to the case, what has been replaced and has the clock movement been properly restored and get this information in writing. When the terms such as "Good Running Order", "Running", "Runs Great" generally means the clock is not keeping time and probably will not, this also means it has not been properly restored. Therefore you will need to spend several hundred dollars to have the clock put right.These few tips will save you some serious problems and money. I am a clock maker with 35+ years experience and sell only 100% Legitimate Antique Clocks in Mint to Excellent Restored condition. We offer some very nice decorative antique clocks with quartz movements. These few pieces are exceptional looking even though the clock movements could not be restored.
We have a large selection, over 80, professionally restored antique Wall, Mantel, Shelf, Desk and Porcelain clocks listed. I have a good inventory of Tall Case, Long Case or Grandfather Clocks in our shop but not listed on this site. Let us know what you are looking for and wish to purchase.
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