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Gustav Becker 1895

JTD

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A very fine example of a high-Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) clock, beautifully decorated.

Are you sure it is by Gustav [not Gustoff] Becker? I can't see any marks, but some of your photos are not very sharp, so I may have missed it.

The name on the gong (Lyra) has been the subject of some discussion. Schmid lists it as 'ungeklärt' (not identified).

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Thanks. I appreciate being corrected so nicely concerning Gustav. I will look for more details.
 

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The name on the gong (Lyra) has been the subject of some discussion. Schmid lists it as 'ungeklärt' (not identified).
Interesting stuff, John. Apparently Mauthe had a Lyra Gong, though I'm not at all sure that the Lyra gong in Nawcc123#'s clock is the same or even related. See the following post (as well, as those that follow it).

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There is a number 546 on the back on the brass plate. I particularly like the scroll work on the pendulum, weights and dial. The cabinet work is also butiful. I did hear from another source that it is probably from Freiburg, Germany.
Is there any way to put an average value? It is working.
 

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it is probably from Freiburg, Germany
There were many makers from Freiburg.

You are asking for a value, but without knowing the maker, the value would only be based on its appeal a piece of furniture (decorative value).

We have folks who can identify unmarked German movements. Sometimes, they take a bit of time to check their databases. :)

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It would still be good if you could let us know how you determined that this is a Gustav Becker clock. It may be, but I would have expected to see the Becker logo.

Can you tell us how you reached this conclusion?

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It would still be good if you could let us know how you determined that this is a Gustav Becker clock. It may be, but I would have expected to see the Becker logo.

Can you tell us how you reached this conclusion?

JTD
I was told tat is was. I will look closer
 

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It would still be good if you could let us know how you determined that this is a Gustav Becker clock. It may be, but I would have expected to see the Becker logo.

Can you tell us how you reached this conclusion?

JTD
I was told tat is was. I will look closer
These last details may help establish that the movement is a Gustov Becker. The first attachment is of the top of the pendulum stick. The second is of the back of the dial. The third has the numbers 546 stamped into the back of the movements plate. Other than that I have guess work. Thanks again for your comments.

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Thanks for the further photos.

1. It is hard to make out what this shows, the 'top of the pendulum stick' seems to be covered with some kind of heavy grease or paint. If it were cleaned off we might be able to tell more.

2. The date scratched onto the back of the dial is of no interest in establishing who made the clock. It was probably made by a repairer.

3. This number could be from any maker.

I am afraid that none of this helps to establish who made your clock. The only possible help might be from the pendulum hook, if you could clean it up so that it is visible.

Others may know more.

JTD
 
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Thanks for the further photos.

1. It is hard to make out what this shows, the 'top of the pendulum stick' seems to be covered with some kind of heavy grease or paint. If it were cleaned off we might be able to tell more.

2. The date scratched onto the back of the dial is of no interest in establishing who made the clock. It was probably made by a repairer.

3. This number could be from any maker.

I am afraid that none of this helps to establish who made your clock. The only possible help might be from the pendulum hook, if you could clean it up so that it is visible.

Others may know more.

JTD
Thanks. I thought that I could see the Gustov Becker anchor? But it is not very clear.

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