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I need a value (general) of a tiffany chime clock circa 1885

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i need a value (general) of a tiffany hall chime clock circa 1885
nine tubular chimes and rack by durfee
westminster and whittington chimes
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

What is the connection between your clock and Tiffany?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The clock itself is a Tiffany. Looking for a value. Can I send you pictures?
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Yes, please send the pictures. If you still want a phone call after I've seen the pictures, we can do that.

Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the pictures. This is a beautiful clock, but I need something to connect it to Tiffany. Please add pictures of the trademarks and any other rinted information on the clock, along with a picture of the entire clock. Is the clock working?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
http://f01.justanswer.com.s3.amazonaws.com/nfZtz5eH/image.jpegJudith,
If you enlarge this picture, the fifth one in the series of pictures, you will see the Tiffany and Co logo.
Thank you,
Karen
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the picture, Karen!

You've identified the clock for me as a Tiffany & Co. piece, not a piece designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. They didn't make the clock - they retailed it. They employed independent artisans to make their fine wares.

The Walter Durfee Westminster/Whittington chimes (I'm assuming this is a quarter chiming clock), the beautiful carving and the apparently excellent condition all contribute to the value of this lovely clock.

If it is in excellent cosmetic and working condition, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $245,000. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount, or $98,000, depending on location and actual condition.

I hope this answer has been helpful to you, Karen.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Hi Karen,

I am just checking in to see if you have any additional questions about your item?

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