American Shelf Clocks

Note: most wood-cased American shelf clocks are in the lower section of this page.

OFT-1210
$1,795
Welch “Khedive” in Mahogany, c.1889

Welch “Khedive” in Mahogany, c.1889 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Welch “Khedive” in Mahogany, c.1889 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Welch “Khedive” in Mahogany, c.1889 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Welch Khedive - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue drawing)

 

Over the years we've only had a couple of this much sought-after model from E.N. Welch to sell. Most that we've seen have been in oak. This one is substantially better looking in mahogany and comes with the exposed escapement dial and with the original gilding on the beveled glass panel that the pendulum hangs behind.

Physical: The mahogany case measures 12"w x 17.5"h x 4.5"d and retains its original finish. There is a very small and typical hairline crack between V-VI on the 4.5" diameter original porcelain dial with exposed escapement. A Q-tip with a little bleach on it will lighten the crack and make it less visible.

Mechanical: The catalogue describes this "Patti" movement as, " Fine solid steel cut movement, hour and half-hour strike, cathedral bell, visible escapememt, jeweled pallets." The movement in this clock has recently been professionally serviced and is in excellent running order. The wide, flat cathedral gong produces a deep resonant tone as it strikes on the half hour and hour.

Comments: These don't come along often and always sell quickly, so make your move if you've been seeking either this specific model or a fancy small shelf clock of the highest quality.

Packing/Shipping: The UPS Store will pack and ship this clock for you – you pay them directly for their services. This particular store has LOTS of clock-packing experience.

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Description

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Front Left
Front Right
Left - 1
Left - 2
Right - 1
Right - 2
Upper
Lower
Dial
Movement
B
ack

Reference
Ly, T.D., Welch Clocks, 1992, p.121b

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ANS-0729
$3,550
Ansonia “Utopia”, c.1914

Ansonia "Utopia", c. 1914 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia "Utopia", c. 1914 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia "Utopia", c. 1914 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Ansonia "Utopia" - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(original catalogue drawing)

 

Perhaps the most sought after of the Ansonia crystal regulators is the "Utopia" model. This is only the second one we've had available to us in our nearly twenty years of online service to the clock-collecting community. And this fully restored clock is an absolute beauty, complete with original cut glass crystal columns.

Physical: The brass case, which measures 8.75"w x 17"h x 6"d is in excellent physical condition. All of the small parts were removed and polished or re-plated as needed and all sealed with clear lacquer to preserve the finish. It is a truly stunning clock. The 4" porcelain dial with exposed escapement is in excellent condition and, like the pendulum, also original to the clock.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-gong-strike movement has just been professionally overhauled including replacing both winding springs. It is in excellent mechanical condition, ready for years of great service.

Comments: Been seeking the best of the best of crystal regulators? Here is one just waiting for that special place in your home or office. Give us a call to start the process.

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Description

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Front View
Front Right
Right
Left -
1
Left - 2

Back View
Dia
l - 1
Dial -2
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.119

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BAF-0205
$2,650
Ansonia “Helmsman” Industrial Clock
with Animated Ship Wheel, c.1884

Ansonia "Helmsman" Industrial/Mechanical Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

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Original Catalogue Drawing: Ansonia "Helmsman" Industrial/Mechanical Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue)

CLICK TO SEE IT RUNNING!

 

To our knowledge, this is the only clock that Ansonia categorized as a "Mechanical". It was their answer to the French "Industrial" clocks (animated) that were all the rage in the late 1800s and occupies its own page in the book devoted to Ansonia clocks.

While this model is very unusual to find at all, most of them don't work; this clock is a fine working example as you can see in the YouTube link.

The black enamelled iron case is topped with two helmsmen with dolphins at the fore and flag at the stern. The ship's wheel moves back and forth between the hands of the sailors.

Physical: The black iron case, which measures 15"w x 18.75"h x 6"d has been thoroughly cleaned and retains its original finish. The figures and other mounts are original to the case and retain their original finish. The 5.5" diameter signed (Ansonia and their logo) porcelain dial is in excellent condition and is original as are the hands.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and gong-strike (half hour and hour) movement has recently been overhauled by a top professional. It is in excellent mechanical condition, keeping time and striking correctly. The ship's wheel correctly rocks back and forth in the opposite direction of the pendulum. As you see in the photo just above, from the top you can view the escapement as it moves the wheel.

Comments: What a great clock! This one will be sure to attract much attention. Are you a yachtsman, or just an admirer? Doesn't matter. You and your family and friends will be enchanted with this clock. Ahoy, mate, give us a call to dock it in your port!

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Description

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Front View
Back View
Top-Down
Upper Section
Midsection
Dial
Mov
ement
Video


Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.363

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ANS-1020
$1,075
Ansonia “ La Nord” Porcelain, c.1904
Very Special Color

Ansonia “ La Nord” Porcelain, c.1904 - Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia “ La Nord” Porcelain, c.1904 - Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia “ La Nord” Porcelain, c.1904 - Antique Clocks Guy

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(original catalogue – 1904)

Ansonia “ La Nord” Porcelain, c.1904 - Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is one of the most visually pleasing of the wide variety of German Royal-Bonn porcelain cases made for the Ansonia Clock Co. of New York. The very special and unusual gray-green color of this clock makes it extremely desirable.

Physical: The porcelain case is in excellent physical condition without repairs. It measures 14.5"w x 11.75"h x 5"d. The 5" diameter porcelain dial with exposed escapement is also in excellent physical condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day, spring-driven movement with exposed escapement (with jeweled pallets) was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition, ready for years of great service for you.

Comments: This is a gorgeous clock that will go blend marvelously with most color schemes in your home or office. Give us a call to start the process.

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Left
Right
Base
Dial
Back
Royal
Bonn Signature
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.607

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RBN-03
$1,350
Ansonia Royal Bonn “La Layon”

Ansonia Royal Bonn “La Cerda” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia Royal Bonn “La Cerda” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Here is another beautiful Ansonia clock created by the famous and sought-after Royal Bonn porcelain works in Germany, c.1904. This particular design was made in numerous colors and was also available with a Dutsch scene on the front.

Physical: The porcelain case, which measures 15"w x 14.5"h x 5"d is in excellent physical condition without breaks or repairs. The 5" porcelain dial is also in excellent original condition. The case bears the Royal Bonn signature on the back.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-and-strike (gong) movement was professionally serviced in late 2012 and is in excellent running order.

Comments: Many of the green-colored cases from Royal Bonn tend to be a yellowish-green-lime color; this one's a much deeper and prettier shade of green. Its condition speaks for itself. Now you need to speak up and tell us you have just the place to put it!

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Left
Right

Dial
Back
RB Signature

Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.636-637

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DER-100
$2,375

Ansonia Royal Bonn “LaCapelle” ~ Delft ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Ansonia Royal Bonn "LaCapelle" Delft ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue drawing)

 

Here is one of the sought-after Ansonia clocks in a porcelain case signed both "Royal Bonn" and "Delft". The history of each of these firms is linked in the previous sentence and makes for interesting reading material. It is interesting to note that Royal Bonn made numerous pattern configurations for most Ansonia models as you can see here with the floral catalogue design; but even that design was likely made in multiple colors/configurations and with different dials as you can see here.

Physical: The porcelain case is in exquisite original condition. It measures 7.5"w x 15"h x 5"d. The tiny 3.5" diameter porcelain dial is in excellent condition and has floral designs between the numerals. The hands are correct and original. There is a slow/fast adjustment arbor above the numeral 12.

Mechanical: The movement has been recently professionally serviced and is in excellent running order.

Comments: We strive to find great items at fair prices for our clients. This model was recently seen in a very high-end antique center priced at $3,250. Ours is a little more reasonable... and waiting for your call.

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Description

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Front View
Left Side
Right Side
Upper View
Windmill
Back

Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Signatures
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.617

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HWD-720
$1,095
Ansonia Royal Bonn Porcelain “ La Normandie”
Ansonia Royal Bonn Porcelain “ La Normandie” - Antique Clocks Guy

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We're fortunate to presently have a whole collection of Ansonia porcelain models to offer you, including this multi-color Royal Bonn and the other labeled Delft. Here is the Royal Bonn done in what the factory called "New Art Tints" that originally sold for $15.75 in 1904:

Physical: The porcelain case is in excellent original condition and measures 13"w x 13.5"h x 5"d. It has a 5" diameter dial with exposed jeweled escapement and a "rococo-style" sash with original beveled glass.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike movement strikes a mellow gong on the half hour and the hour. The movement was professionally overhauled in 2010 and is in excellent running order.

Comments: Give us a call to start the process for this one... or perhaps the entire collection!

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Description

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Front View
Right Side
Left Side
Back
RB Signature

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.611

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LPU-236
$1,575

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Fancy Ansonia Royal Bonn “ La Vendee ”, c.1904
Open Escapement Model

Here is another unusual Ansonia Clock Company high-end Royal Bonn we've not seen before. The original catalogue price was $17; it's a bit more expensive today. In its 1896 catalogue, Ansonia describes the series of "porcelain decorated clocks", the cases of which they imported, as follows:

"Imported, Hand Painted and Gold Decorated Cases, Fitted with the Ansonia Clock Company's Eight Day, Half-Hour Strike, Cathedral Gong on Sounding Board, Round Polished Brass EScapement Movement, Ruby Pallets, Rack Strike, with Patent Regulators and Striking Parts, and Either Porcelain or Gild Dials."

Physical: The high-quality German "Royal Bonn" porcelain case is in excellent condition and measures 13"w x 14.5"h x 5"d. The 5" dial is also in excellent original condition. This clock has Ansonia's fancy sash (bezel around dial) and beveled glass. The porcelain has typical "alligatoring".

Mechanical: The eight-day, cathedral gong-strike movement is in excellent running order and features an "open escapement" visible on the dial. It strikes on the half-hour and on the hour. The movement was professionaly and thoroughly overhauled in April 2003 and had 14 new bushings installed.The clock will be professionally lubricated once again, prior to shipment.

Comments: We don't list a lot of porcelain clocks because many of them offered to us are either pedestrian in design, overtly common, or are in chipped-up condition. This is another wonderful exception.

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Description
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Front View
Movement/Signature
Second Signature

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.638

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WFL-126
$995
Seth Thomas City Series “Beloit” ~ c.1886

Seth Thomas City Series “Beloit” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas City Series “Beloit” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas made a group of clocks purportedly named after American cities. We have an article in our Reference Library that discusses this group of clocks. The "Beloit" model, configured with an alarm like this particular clock, originally sold in 1896 for $11.14. Today, it's a little more expensive!

(original catalogue drawing)

 

Physical: The walnut case, with original finish and stenciled glass, measures 14.5"w x 22.75"h and is in excellent physical condition as you can see in the numerous photos below. The 6" diameter dial with original paint has the numerals "strengthened" as they were faded. There is an original factory production date stencil on the back indicating this clock was made in March 1886.

Mechanical: The eight-day cathedral gong-strike movement was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running condition. It also features an alarm that is set by the small subsidiary dial in the middle of the main dial. Both the movement and alarm function properly (but we'd prefer awaking to the quiet sounds of our iPhone playing music of our choice)!

Comments: Great clock made available to us by a major collector, and at a wonderful price. Give us a call to make it your own.

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Right Side
Lower Section
Case Detail

Crown
Dial
Movement
Glass Stencil
Date Stencil

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 200, p.187

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