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    Posted 10 years ago

    LauraJ27
    (40 items)

    Most beautiful clock ever! Jewels inside. It is blue baked enamel. The case is leather & satin lined. It is 1800's Swiss Clock. My Great Grandma escaped from comm. Romania at age 13. It was ''her'' Mother's and she brought it with her when she came to USA. That is all we really know about it. :)

    Comments? Value? Thanks so much, Laura J.

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    Comments

    1. Chapeldreamer Chapeldreamer, 10 years ago
      What a beautiful piece. You are lucky to have it.
    2. savethetoys savethetoys, 10 years ago
      Beautiful Piece! And love the personal history behind it
    3. toolate2, 10 years ago
      This form is called a "Carriage" clock for just the reason you would think. They were designed for travel. Your's is especially nice because you have the original travel case. Also, the clock itself appears to be sterling silver -argent .935- and it looks like there's a hallmark as well that with a little research would give you a date or the maker maybe... Very nice jeweled movement!! You should count yourself lucky to have it.
    4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      Lot # 47!
      http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/print_sale.aspx?saleid=20946
      To bad it didn't have Tiffany on the dial, they made these clock for Tiffany.
      http://www.antique-clocks.co.uk/antique_clock_details.asp?stockno=3668

      Put it this way, you have a valuable clock anyways.
      Contach Gallery 63, they may give you a current value. Email you pics to info@gallery63.net.
      Dave
    5. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      The Christies link is close to your clock, just a different color enamel and has a agate. But I would say the Auction price would be just under that mark in 2008? Dave
    6. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      http://www.antiquorum.com/catalog/1988/12/new-york-december-7-1988/2/
      http://www.antiquorum.com/catalog/1999/11/geneva-13th14th-november-1999/179/
      Dave
    7. toolate2 toolate2, 10 years ago
      Does this clock chime at all? If not, it's not a "repeater." It's also not a "strut" clock. I think Dizzydave has found your maker though... Beautiful clock! Thanks for sharing it.
    8. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      Thats why I say ask Gallery 63, there are so many variations it hard to research all of them. Dave
    9. LauraJ27 LauraJ27, 10 years ago
      Thanks so much for all the comments!! I am emailing him as we speak.
    10. LauraJ27 LauraJ27, 10 years ago
      He said a couple hundred auction 50-100? I disagree! His name is Paul right? He wrote me but I am guessing he did not look at the clock.
    11. toolate2 toolate2, 10 years ago
      http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-miniature-QUARTER-repeater-carriage-clock-boxed-/190494221069?pt=UK_Clocks&hash=item2c5a57230d Here's one on ebay by the same maker. It's a "repeater" meaning it chimes the hours and the chiming can be repeated by pressing a button on the top of the clock...In case you missed it the first time I guess. This is what's referred to as a "complication" and collectors will pay a premium for it. Your's does have that beautiful enamel work on the case though... I'd watch this one on ebay to maybe get a sense of value...
    12. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      I agree its worth more. The enameling is outstanding. I would hold on to it for a bit. In fact I wouldn't sell it. LOL Dave
    13. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 10 years ago
      The guilloche blue is wonderful!
    14. LauraJ27 LauraJ27, 10 years ago
      Thank you everyone! :o) My parent's treasure this clock. It is their china cabinet. Thanks!! I am not sure how much it's worth. It is pretty much priceless to us. :) We would def. love to find out exactly what we have though :)
    15. LauraJ27 LauraJ27, 10 years ago
      I believe it could bring 1,000 or more.
    16. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      I agree Laura, I would put 1200.00 on it and discount down to `1000.00 if it were mine. Dave
    17. LauraJ27 LauraJ27, 10 years ago
      Thanks :) I don't think it will ever be sold.
    18. LauraJ27 LauraJ27, 9 years ago
      MY BEAUTIFUL CLOCK :)
      COMMENTS ANYONE?
    19. LauraJ27 LauraJ27, 9 years ago
      :o) just sharing my clock!
    20. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 9 years ago
      Your clock is beautiful ! What is also awesome about it is the history. Definitely would never let it go !! You should definitely insure this item !! I would also keep photos and any documentation in a separate location. We had a break in once, and dealing with the insurance company was worse of all. In their eyes, you would just have an "old clock" that they would try to low ball you on. Thanks for sharing this item ! Thrifty Gypsy

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