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I sell tall case clocks quite often but I must say this is one of the highest quality grandfather clocks I have offered for sale in some time. If you are familiar with antique clocks the name J. J. Elliott and also Winterhalder & Hofmeier are probably names you recognize. This combines both companies in one truly fine quality piece. This is a signed Elliott quartered oak quartersawn oak quarter-chiming tall case clock, circa 1895. The case with swan's neck hood or bonnet with freestanding fluted tapered columns flanking the composite brass dial with applied Arabic numerals, cast brass engraved applied spandrels. With the traditional moon's phase in the arch and maker's plaque reading "Elliott," full-length beveled glass waist door and wreath decorated base, resting on two carved paw front feet, eight-day, three-train movement with chimes on four gongs, regulated by a brass-faced pendulum and three associated weights. Overall 95 inches. A high quality signed Winterhalder & Hofmeier movement with exceptional sound. W & H were considered the finest clockmakers in the Victorian era. They were based in several towns in Germany’s Black Forest region. The company was established in 1810 by Thomas Winterhalder in Friedenweiler, southern Germany. W&H made hall, wall and mantel clocks. A 1909 catalog of Grimshaw, Baxter and JJ Elliott Ltd. (fine English clock firm) shows two examples of superb W&H bracket clocks imported by Grimshaw. The most common trademark was "W&H Sch"(Winterhalder & Hofmeier Schwarzenbach) registered in 1927 but used for some years prior to that. This trademark was usually stamped on the brass movement. Clock is in excellent condition with original finish and very nice patina. Movement is all original and of finest quality. As with all our clocks, piece has been cleaned and is currently operating correctly.