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Posted 2 years ago

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I just bought this clock at an Estate Sale. I think it is Chinese.
Anything you could tell me about it would be great. It is missing
the back panels. The chimes work but the clock does not. Is it
worth fixing. It is about 26 inches high..Thanks

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  1. timeless5 timeless5, 2 years ago
    Nice Clock! Sorry don't know anything about it other than it's great looking. Love the case, & I bet thats worth something by it's self! But don't worry their are alot of great people on this site that REALLY know their S---- (stuff) & if they don't they will direct you to a site that will. Good Luck!
  2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    The closest thing I could find in my references (which date back to 1956) would indicate that the clock case is of hand carved teak wood and probably dates from the mid-1800's. The dial plate is hand engraved in brass and if original would undoubtedly have something to do with old Chinese culture. A good, clear closeup would be great to see.

    Again, the movement appears to be encased in thick plates of possibly Chinese brass with cultural engravings. A close up of the plates would be also nice if you could post one.

    With two cup bells and an unusual pendulum, the movement itself may or may not have been made in China.

    I think it is very old and rare. You should take it to a good, experienced clock maker for repair if you decide to do so. It's safe to say that it is not going to be a typical restoration/repair job.

    Regards


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