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ANSONIA TALL CASE CLOCK


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Oak case with ornate Renaissance Revival case bronze mounts, including a large frieze in open waist depicting Venus and Cupid. Other decoration includes a winged harpy, lion masks, male and female masks, floral scrollwork and more. Turned oak finials with bronze mounts, fluted front column with turned drops below bonnet, scroll-cut bracket base, original finish, ca 1886-1894. Exposed bronze weights and pendulum, silvered brass dial, both Roman and Arabic numerals. Works have been replaced with a modern battery-operated movement. Museum accession number on pendulum "73.1/79"; 85.75" high x 18" wide x 9.75" deep. The original brass movement for this clock is fairly readily available.

Provenance: Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Pictures and descriptions provided courtesy of Cowan's Historic Americana Auction Service.

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