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  1. Ticktocktime100

    Looking for identification/info

    You’re most welcome - the movement is exactly of the type I expected, the fact that it is by Buren is nice as it is no doubt regarded as the finest Swiss manufacturer for movements such as this. It would benefit from an overhaul but looks to be in rather good condition, perhaps just fully wound...
  2. Ticktocktime100

    Unmarked vienna regulator movement identifying

    Hi, While it is distinctly Austrian in style, the clock is more than likely German and made circa 1890. Alas I don't know the maker, but someone here hopefully will. It is certainly a handsome collector. Regards.
  3. Ticktocktime100

    Looking for identification/info

    Hi, You have a type of carriage timepiece in a lacquered case, in a style often referred to as chinoiserie. It was made circa 1900, and it likely has an 8 day movement with a platform escapement (which it would be nice to see, indeed).The story of your clock seems to be rather interesting - the...
  4. Ticktocktime100

    Smiths Enfield Mantle clock

    Although one could call it Art Deco style, I don't think it is that old. I'd say 1950's. The value is about right, slightly more if it is sold as working. Regards.
  5. Ticktocktime100

    Mantel Clock

    Hi, Yes, as said above, you have a Napoleon hat mantle clock made around 1920. These clocks were particularly popular in England and some were made there by several different manufacturers, but many have German movements as I suspect is the case here. Others, hopefully, will recognise the maker...
  6. Ticktocktime100

    new clock purchase

    Hi, A lovely Vienna regulator - I can only add that given Franke and Gronemann was founded in 1890, this clock is clearly one of the earliest pieces - the top of the case is typically Art Nouveau, so based on that I doubt it was made after 1900. Regards.
  7. Ticktocktime100

    Help to identify maker of German clock

    Hi, I think Walt may well be right, but others will know for sure. It is certainly German, made in the 1920’s and commonly referred to as a “box” clock. Regards.
  8. Ticktocktime100

    Unusual Gustav Becker

    Hi; I can only add to the very complete information above that it is not a custom piece, and was made in the style of a 19th century Swedish cartel clock, perhaps to make the style available in Germany as it appears that few Swedish clocks, at least of this type, were exported. I agree that the...
  9. Ticktocktime100

    Help with information on a French Ball movement clock.

    Hi, As said above, your clock was made by Marti, a very important and prolific French manufacturer, around 1900 or a fraction later. It is a very fine clock - the gilt bronze is particularly nice and of course the platform escapement is also a sign of quality. These clocks are typically...
  10. Ticktocktime100

    Help with information on a French Ball movement clock.

    The sphere should indeed have a back cover to hide the movement - these clocks, at least in my experience, do not have domes, unless added later. Regards.
  11. Ticktocktime100

    Please help me Description or help to identify with my clock

    Hi, As said, pictures of the movements will help but it the first looks rather like a Portuguese product - firms such as Reguladora come to mind. It probably dates to the 1960’s The second looks distinctly like a Kienzle, probably 1940’s-1950’s. Although desirable for their chimes, I would not...
  12. Ticktocktime100

    How old? possible maker

    Hi, The dial helps somewhat, as the Arabic numerals suggest a rather late clock as far as dial clocks go - based on the fact that the movement is pinned, I’d say 1920’s or so. I believe the movement to be English, although the French are more commonly associated with platform escapements. What...
  13. Ticktocktime100

    New clock, how old?

    Hi, The case could well be early 19th century, circa 1820-1830, and possibly from an American longcase clock of that period based on the style, which also has, at least from my perspective, some distinctly English characteristics, such as the finials. Others will know more - but in any event...
  14. Ticktocktime100

    Help Identify These Clocks

    Hi, Two lovely clocks - this type of clock is commonly referred to as "wag-on-the-wall" because of the slow movement of the very long pendulum. Other than that, JTD has essentially said it all - the movements are indeed Black Forest products and the date is roughly 1870. Given that the...
  15. Ticktocktime100

    10"round chain driven info bell

    Hi, Your clock is German, and was made in the Black Forest around 1880 (the metal axles are a sign of a later clock, as the earlier examples have wooden axles). It is commonly referred to as a "wag-on-the-wall" because of its long pendulum. A variety of manufacturers made them, but unless you...
  16. Ticktocktime100

    Please help identifying

    You're welcome. The manufacturer doesn't change the value particularly, it's just useful to be able to make a definite attribution. I'd still say about $150 US, the condition really does hold it back. Regards.
  17. Ticktocktime100

    Silvoz, Louis XV Clock with Mantel

    Hi, Silvoz (currently Horbinor et Silvoz, it seems) is a French company. It no longer makes clocks apparently, and looks to be predominantly a wholesaler nowadays. It did, however, produce clocks between the 1950’s and 1980’s - I would place your example towards the earlier part of that...
  18. Ticktocktime100

    Please help identifying

    Hi, Yes, as said above, the clock is French. To refine the date suggested above somewhat, it is closer to 1880. It has hand painted porcelain plaques, French also, in the style of Sèvres but more than likely made by another factory. It has a typical mouvement de Paris (this style of movement...
  19. Ticktocktime100

    My Newest investment

    Hi, With regard to the date, I think 1870's, as Ralph initially suggested, is spot on. My first thought upon seeing the clock was Austrian, so in that respect I agree with John also. I believe this case is referred to as a transitional style case, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was ebonised...
  20. Ticktocktime100

    Maker and year?

    Hi, A fine acquisition - it's rather unusual to see a W&H fusee made in such a typically English style. I agree with the date, circa 1890, or nudging into 1900. Regards.

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