WE SHIP **** The AEAA is exceptionally pleased to present this lot that represents a early 1898 wonderful W. L. Gilbert & Porcelain HP mantle clock NO. 411. 8-day brass time and strike movement Original Gilbert face with gorgeous floral & thumbprint closed escapement ormolu facure and the classic vignette front scene and numerals cap + handsome bezel . double wind Polychrome-painted in emerald green and lovely spring lily floral’s fine sculpted casing *** Weight : 9# 4 oz. *** Measurements: 12 x 4.25 x 11 ******* GILBERT CLOCK CO ***** On July 5, 1871, the William L. Gilbert Clock Company was formed at Winsted, Conn. to succeed the Gilbert Manufacturing Company (1866-1871) which had been dissolved after a fire destroyed the factory. These firms had grown out of the clock-making operations of William L. Gilbert (1806-890) who, since 1828, had been involved in various clock-making partnerships in Bristol, Farmington and Winsted, Connecticut. In July of 1873, the new factory complex was completed and manufacturing commenced. George B. Owen (1834-1916) had come to Winsted in 1866 as General Manager and ran the firm for nearly 50 years, designing many interesting cases and patenting several clock movement features. Owen also operated a concurrent clock business at Winsted between 1875 and 1894. In 1897, the Gilbert firm built a four-story building for a new case shop and another building by 1900 for storage and shipping. A three-story office building was built in 1902. The recession, which began in 1907, along with the financial pressures of their recent expansion headed the firm in a decline that culminated by forcing George B. Owen and his sons to relinquish control in 1914
XA – C19 Very good to Excellent condition – with 1 tiny hairline and general light crazing
Gilbert No. 411 Blue Porcelain Mantel Clock: With an 8 day with 1/2 hour gong strike movement. The case is dark cobalt blue glazed with gold paint highlights. It is floral painted with enamel highlights and a small cottage scene. There are lion masks on the upper shoulders of the clock.
The clock is running and striking at this time.
(The brass overlay on the dial has darkened.)
Dial – 5″ Diameter; Case – 11 1/4″ Tall x 11 3/4″ Wide
Sells as is, where is.
Gilbert No. 411 Royal Bonn Mantle China Clock, Dark pink with hand painted floral decoration. Clock Measures 12″ W. X 11.25″ H. X 5″ D. Condition: Clock is in overall good condition with key and pendulum. One small chip to base of clock, no cracks. We do not guarantee clock to run.
Refer to Lot Description for Condition.
DESCRIPTION: Royal Bonn porcelain shelf clock No. 411 as noted verso. Decorated with hand colored irises on a dark pin ground. Stamped brass and painted metal dial with Arabic numerals and brass bezel. Brass movement marked “G” and “1907 Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. Winsted, Conn. U.S.A.”. Time and strike. MEASUREMENTS: 11-3/4″ x 5″ x 11-3/8″. CONDITION: Running. Light overall crazing. Some discoloration to dial.
Gilbert No. 411 china case clock
(A glazed over case chip to top; overall crazing; dial & back door replaced; small crack to rear; running at time of listing, but not guaranteed to continue)