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Swinging Doll Mantel Clock
about 1890

Ticking away the hours
The painted bisque boy doll swinging from the branch of a tree is the pendulum of this novelty clock by the Ansonia Clock Company. Ansonia sought to appeal to the public's sense of nostalgia by portraying the happy innocence and playfulness of youth, a suitable adornment to the family's mantelpiece.

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