A GUSTAV BECKER CARVED WALNUT WALL CLOCK, MARKED, GERMAN, 1877-1926, with three vasi-form turned finials on a stepped cornice centering a maiden's mask flanked by baluster form pilasters and stylized florets, over rectangular molded trim and a hinged door with two turned pilasters flanking a circular window within applied corner leaf spandrels, opening to a circular almond colored enamel ring dial with black stylized Arabic numerals enclosing blued and reticulated cut steel hands on a gilt blossoming foliage repoussé face with twin key escapements, suspending a five steel rods on three steel rods pendulum with brass spacers and ending in a circular repoussé bob matching the dial face, verso spring driven brass clock works stamped with two circular pastilles flanking pendulum suspension arm stamped "D.R.P.," left side "GUSTAV BECKER / G B (crowned anchor logo) / FREIBURG / IN SCHL," opposite a pastille "MEDAILLE D'OR" encircling a cross, brass panel numbered "P42 / 723834," interior mounted with a shaped rectangular iron plaque cast in relief as a two spire domed building within corner trefoils, continuing as a long iron reed to a shaped rectangular plaque with trefoil corners and central initials G B flanking an anchor over "Dom Gong" and gold painted highlights throughout, verso old German printed paper instructions regarding gong above a Gustav Becker black ink stamped logo of a crowned anchor flanked by G B, verso front glass covered pendulum well within side brackets suspending turned pendants and side circular brass wall stabilizers, over a tapering molded base and conforming scrolled edge back panel, includes winding key. Height: 38" Width: 16.3/4" Depth: 8 3/8" Note: Gustav Becker (German 1812-1885) was one of the most successful German clockmakers of the 19th century whose name and company continued after his death well into the 20th century. Provenance: Lifelong Collection of Clocks and Antiques, Navasota, Texas.
Good condition with some normal light scratches, a few age cracks, walnut veneer is a bit dry and needs a good hand waxing, some old repairs, light surface rust on dial hands and interior gong, some loose wood decorative case parts and surface buildup in areas throughout. The secondary wood is a striped pine or poplar. Simpson Galleries does not guarantee any timepiece or clock mechanism. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS." NO REFUNDS will be issued based on condition.