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Carriage Clock “Lions”

Reiseuhr „Löwen“

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Vienna, first quarter of the 19th century

Case
engine turned, mat and gloss fire-gilt bronze (ormolu), round drum carried by two lions, original leather case
Dial
made of engine turned and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu)
Movement
verge escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, repeater, alarm on wire gong
Height
8 in

This carriage clock with lions was made in Vienna in the early 19th century. The fire-gilt bronze case consists of a base with palmette frieze and hemispheric feet, on which rest two mat and gloss fire-gilt lion figures. On their backs they carry an elaborately engine turned clock drum with a vegetable decorated handle. The dial with Roman numerals is also engine turned. The movement with a verge escapement has a Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, a repeater and an alarm on wire gong. A stroke of luck is the original leather case.