Ansonia Clock Company, New York. La Loire. Royal Bonn.
This porcelain case clock was made by the Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York circa 1894. It is called the "La Loire and is one of the most difficult porcelain cased models to find.
This clock is in good original condition. The porcelain case was made by the Royal Bonn factory and is signed on the back with their seal, "Royal Bonn, Germany." The only flaw in the case is a small chip on the back side of the finial. The coloring is applied over a white background, They include multiple shades of blues, yellows, purples, reds and greens. The gilt highlights are applied to the case after firing. They remain in excellent condition and show very little wear. The French sash or bezel is fitted with beveled glass Through this one views the dial.
The dial is also porcelain and measures five inches across. The Clockmaker's trademark, Roman style hour numerals and the open escapement can be viewed in this location. A stylized red cross decoration can be found in between each hour numeral. The Makers trade mark is also found here along with the name and location of the company along the lower rim.
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