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Carriage Clock with Lions

Reiseuhr mit Löwen


Vienna, first quarter of the 19th century

engine turned and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu)
engine turned and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu)
verge escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, repeater, turn-off for strike, alarm on bell
7½ in

This carriage clock with lion figurines was made in Vienna during the early 19th century. The ormolu case has a base with palmette moulding and bun feet. Two reclining lions in matt and gloss gilding are mounted on the base. On their backs they carry the engine turned case drum with shell shaped handle. The dial with roman numerals is also decorated with guilloches. The movement with verge escapement has a Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, a repeater and a turn-off for the strike as well as an alarm on bell.

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