Antique carved wooden owl shelf clock c. 1880s. The wood is walnut and I believe he’s American. Whimsically chip carved with glass eyes, the owl carries the expression I often wear when I check the time and find I’m running late. The clock is framed in brass with an embossed patent mark reading “Pat. May 10 59” and the mechanism can be accessed by removed screws around the interior of the frame. Access to the face is granted with a hinged glass door, the hands are blued steel, and the clock dial is paper and reads “Patent Lever Escapement.” Antique clock key included. Unfortunately, the clock is not presently working, but had just been serviced and was working well (it may just have gone off kilter during transport). Found in New Hampshire. A whimsical example of American folk art and a fine companion to remind you to keep your eyes on the clock.
12 inches high
5.5 inches wide
Base 6 inches diameter
Excellent aesthetic condition. The clock is currently in nonworking order and sold as is.
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