Post your best inlaid clock cases here!

Chris Radano

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Had this nice little clock for a few years, never posted it here before. This clock has perhaps the best case inlay I ever saw in my opinion. The detail is just spectacular. I am amazed at the fruit to the sides of the dial, and the bowl of game under the dial. Very nice piece of inlay work to rosewood veneer. Simple brass stinging to the sides and top. Dating probably to the 1830's. Original machined silvered dial is signed illegibly Paris. Movement is signed 435 WH, original pendulum signed 435. I hope you look this good when you're 190, but don't count on it.

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new2clocks

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Chris,

Thanks for starting this thread. Looks like it will be very interesting.

You are correct - your clock has wonderful inlay!

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JTD

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Original machined silvered dial is signed illegibly Paris.
I am not so sure that the signature is completely illegible. Could you post a sharp close-up of the words?

It is indeed a very pretty case.

JTD
 

Chris Radano

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I am not so sure that the signature is completely illegible. Could you post a sharp close-up of the words?
Not easy. This is the best I could do. I can't read the latter half of the name.
I was considering how to clean the dial to remove dirt, but not the paint. Thinking of saliva or gojo, but can't do a lot of rubbing or scrubbing.

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JTD

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Thanks for posting the new pics, they are better than the first ones. I can't quite make it out, but I will keep trying.

JTD
 

Isaac

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My Kienzle clock is probably my favorite inlay clock out of my chime clock collection.

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svenedin

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Here’s one of mine, a boardroom clock (currently behaving as a bracket clock). Triple fusee, Davison brothers, Southampton Row, London. Westminster on gongs, Whittington on bells.

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Here's an 8 day fusee shelf clock by Jerome. I have previously posted this on the fusee thread:

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The basic case was actually based upon a French design that was also profusely inlaid but with wood. I have previously posted a comparison as well.

Jerome used a fair amount of MOP inlay in various cases, as did other makers.

One can find MOP inlay in cases of wood, papier mache and cast iron by any number of American makers.

RM
 

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Beautiful clocks, I'm a sucker for some good inlay. Here's a couple I really like, one's just a case waiting to be walked down the aisle. Hard to imagine the hours and skill involved with this. Thanks for sharing.

Will

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Here are four of mine. As a woodworker also, I have aways appreciated marquetry and inlay work.
The dial clock is mid to late19th C, the case needed parts reattaching, is mainly OK now.
Even though they were produced in their hundreds, I have always liked the portico style and admired the inlay work in them.
The longcase goes back to when I was first interested inclocks, so I know little about it. The movement apart from not being original I am working on at the moment. Anything Anybodycantellme about it will beappreciatrd!

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Chris Radano

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An interesting Anglo-American clock, with reverse image glass medallions at the sides. Currently the dial and movement are basically just sitting on the case. I have to rig them up better, will be a home made job but won't be too cheesy if I can help it.
Then a time and alarm fusee, which was interesting because about 1/3 of the stringing came separately. But it was complete and I was able to glue everything back together.

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jmclaugh

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I only have one now, bought it for my better half, the first one below, the others I sold quite a few years back.

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