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Bracket Clock with One-Week Duration

Barockuhr mit Wochengang Wun. Rhein in Erlau

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Erlau (Eger)/Hungary, first half of the 18th century

signed
"Wun. Rhein in Erlau"
Case
blue mounted fruit wood with chinoiserie lacquer painting, fire-gilt bronze mount (ormolu)
Dial
engraved and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu),
silvered dial ring and subsidiary dials
Movement
anchor escapement with fusee, Viennese grande sonniere on bells, repeater, turn-off for strike, fine adjustement, indication of date, lunar phase and lunar date, duration of one week
Height
24¾ in

This bracket clock with one week-duration was made during the first half of the 18th century in the Hungarian city of Erlau (Eger), which was part of the Habsburg monarchy at the time. The movement with anchor escapement is equipped with a Viennese grande sonnerie on bells. In the lunette above the dial are two silvered subsidiary dials for turning off the strike and the fine adjustment as well as an indication of the lunar phase and lunar date. Inside the main chapter ring is a small window for the indication of the date. Not only the features and duration of the movement are impressive but also the blue painted fruit wood casing with Chinoiserie lacquer paintings and ormolu mounts.

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