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Carriage Clock with Lions

Reiseuhr mit Löwen

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Vienna, first quarter of the 19th century

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