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MONUMENTAL AMERICAN CARVED WALNUT FLOOR-STANDING LONGCASE REGULATOR NO. 8. Circa 1878-1883. New York. Attributed to George A. Jones & Co. or Ansonia Clock Co. The case with ornately carved cresting surmounted by a carved female head of the huntress Diana over a deer head with displayed antlers, flanked by carved lion’s heads. The throat with long glass paneled door, the backboard mirrored. The molded box base centering a carved ferret’s head on a burled panel, mounted on a molded plinth. The case decorated overall with burled panels and carved elements. The precision regulator with a silvered 17″ astronomical dial, a time only movement driven by a single weight and fitted with a three jar compensated pendulum. The massive brass front and back plates to the movement (12-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ x 1/4″) characteristic of Geo. A. Jones & Co. NOTE: George A. Jones & Co. was, located at 5 Courtland St., New York. The company and all of its assets were sold to Ansonia Clock Company in 1880. In 1878, Ansonia acquired a factory site in Brooklyn, New York, where it transferred its entire operation to from New Haven, Connecticut. it is believed that the example offered here was manufactured in the time span of 1878 through 1880 and is the same regulator #8 model Ansonia continued to produce. A nearly identical example is illustrated on page 276, fig. 1385 in “Ansonia Clocks” by Tran Duy Ly and refers to the Ansonia catalog of 1883. Another is illustrated on page 24, fig. 19 in “Longcase Clocks and Standing Regulators-Part One” by Tran Duy Ly part one, and refers to the Ansonia catalog of 1880. SIZE: 11′ h x 36″ w x 18″ d. PROVENANCE: Dr. Charles Bradley, Lubbock, TX. CONDITION: Very good overall with re-silvered dial and probably associated three jar pendulum. Beat scale absent. Case professionally cleaned and repolished. 9-21070 (40,000-50,000)

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Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Asian - August 2011
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