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Carriage Clock with Alarm

Reiseuhr mit Weckvorrichtung

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Vienna, middle of the 18th century

Case
engraved and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu)
Dial
silvered dial ring,
alarm disc
Movement
verge escapement with fusee, hour strike on bell, repeater, alarm on bell, separate hand for fine adjustment
Height
6¾ in

The case of this early carriage clock with alarm is made out of fire-gilt bronze (ormolu) with engraved scrolling foliage. The movement with verge escapement and fusee can be seen through glazed windows at the sides. A separate hand for fine adjustment is located under the case’s Dutch gable. In the center of the silvered dial ring is a rotatable alarm disc for setting the alarm on bell.

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