Please help I.D. this clock

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  1. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Hi All.
    The lady selling this clock has no idea who the clock maker is.
    Before I end up driving an hour I hope someone can tell me that it is not Korean and hopefully that it it is an American clock.
    Thanks

    Carlos

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  2. Steven Thornberry

    Steven Thornberry User Administrator
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    It resembles the Ansonia Queen Isabella. That's the good news. The bad news is that the Koreans made some nice looking reproductions, and this may well be one of them. It doesn't look quite right, esp. dial, pendulum, and glass. Hope I'm wrong, but let's see the movement if possible.
     
  3. Steven Thornberry

    Steven Thornberry User Administrator
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    Here a pictures of a Korean "Queen Isabella" case and an Ansonia-like movement marked "Nam Young Co, Korea."

    Korean QI Case.jpg Korean QI Movement.jpg Korean QI Movement2.jpg

    Compare your friend's clock to the Queen Isabella's here:

    Keyword Results Antique Clocks Price Guide
     
  4. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Thanks, Steven.
    I, unfortunate, don't have access to the movement of the clock in question and would have to drive an hour to see it in person.
    I don't think I'd be able to see much of the movement by peeking at it from the bottom, and be able to see if it's Korean or Ansonia.
    Could you tell if the hands and the pendulum are original to the Ansonia clocks?
    Thanks,

    Carlos
     
  5. Jim DuBois

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    99% certain it is an Oriental made replica clock. In today's market, I am not thinking it to be worth an hour's drive even if the clock is free.
     
  6. Uhralt

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    The pendulum doesn't look right compared to the simple wooden rod of the original. The dial seems to be enamel while the original was paper.

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  7. Steven Thornberry

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    I agree.
     
  8. John Arrowood

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    Korean clock. I have its twin stacked up in a closet; bought from Merritt's or LaRose years ago. The clock ran very well and kept time for several years but started to have a problem with the hands getting several hours ahead with the minute hand showing the correct minute and strike counting the correct hour indicated on the dial. I could reset the hour and it would be fine for a few days and then the same problem would occur especially when the springs were fully wound. . I never heard it striking as the hour hand got ahead. It was as though a ghost, goblin, spirit, sprite, had turned the hours ahead unbeknownst to me. The decorative piece at the top lifts off from between the left and right trim pieces.
     
  9. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Thank you all.

    Carlos
     

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