ANTIQUE AMERICAN ANSONIA ROYAL BONN PORCELAIN CHINA "LA RAMBLA" MODEL CLOCK RUNS

ANTIQUE AMERICAN ANSONIA ROYAL BONN PORCELAIN CHINA "LA RAMBLA" MODEL CLOCK. CIRCA 1904. 8DAY TIME AND STRIKE SIGNED ANSONIA MOVEMENT. PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED, OILED AND SET IN BEAT. THIS SERVICE ALONE WILL COST $100. THE PORCELAIN CASE IS DECORATED IN NEW ART TINTS OF APPLE GREEN, SCARLET RED, AND VIVID PINKS WITH GOLD GILT ACCENTS. THERE IS A PROFESSIONAL REPAIR TO THE LEFT FRONT FOOT AND IS PICTURED. THIS CASE IS SIGNED ROYAL BONN. THIS CLOCK IS LISTED IN TRAN DU LY'S ANSONIA BOOK ON PAGE 606. THE 2004 PRICE LIST SHOWS A VALUE OF $500. CASE SIZE 12 X 10 X 4 1/2

ANSONIACLOCK COMPANY

Connecticut’s Naugatuck River Valley is rich in clock history, containing such places (with the older name in brackets) as: Winsted (Winchester), Torrington (Wolcottville), Thomaston (Plymouth Hollow), Waterbury (Mattituck), Naugatuck (Salem Bridge), and Ansonia on the east bank nine miles north west of New Haven. The falls in the river provided an excellent source of water power causing industry to locate here.

Ansonia was named for Anson C. Phelps who caused the Ansonia Brass Co. (part of the Phelps Dodge Co.) to be built here. Rolled brass became commercially available in quantity in the United States sometime during the early 1830’s. After 1838 it had generally replaced cast brass and wood for making clock movements. Since clocks
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