Help With Identification

Discussion in 'Your Newest Clock Acquisition' started by Keith Conklin, Jul 18, 2019.

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  1. Keith Conklin

    Keith Conklin Registered User
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    Hi All,
    my wife fell in love with this clock she found in Facebook. I went to look at it with rather low expectations and was pleasantly surprised.
    I am unable to find any information on the maker. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Martin Fogle

    Martin Fogle Registered User

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    Sorry I don't know the maker - but it is beautiful - especially like the matching arts-and-crafts strawberry motif of the face and pendulum.

    -m
     
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  3. Tatyana

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    #3 Tatyana, Jul 19, 2019
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    Hi Keith!
    Lauer & Kuhn bildmarke_lauerkuhn.jpg did not exist for long (1904-1908).
    Lauer & Kuhn was a retailer.
    I have four movements in the database with this marking. Two movements are made by Kienzle, two F.Mauthe.
    Your movement was made by Mauthe.
    Here is a clock with a movement made by Kienzle and the same beautiful dial.

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    BR, Tatyana

    P.S. The case design is the same, but the bottom of the board has suffered.

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  4. JTD

    JTD Registered User

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    Your clock is German. The mark on the back plate is that of Lauer & Kuhn, a company which had a short life. It was founded in January 1904 and went bankrupt in December 1908.

    These dates give you a good idea of the age of the clock. The design is typical Jugendstil (art nouveau/arts and crafts) and this type of clock with open case is known as a Freischwinger. The decoration is very typical of the time.

    A very nice clock.

    JTD

    I see Tatyana was typing at the same time as I was, so you have some additional information as well.
     
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  5. Keith Conklin

    Keith Conklin Registered User
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    Thank you all so much.
     

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