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Delightful Miniature Empire Mantel Clock with Viennese Grande Sonnerie and Glass Dome

Entzückende Miniatur-Empireuhr mit Wiener Viertelstundenschlag und Glassturz

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Vienna, first quarter of the 19th century

Case
engine turned and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu), Tuscan columns, silver-plated lyre, ebonized wood base, original glass dome
Dial
silver-plated
Movement
anchor escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, repeater, pendulum bob with open work tendrils and Maltese cross
Height
6¼ in

This delightful miniature empire clock surprises with a Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs. Despite its low height of only 6 ¼ in., this unusual timepiece from the first quarter of the 19th century is equipped with this complex quarter-hour strike – a great challenge for the clockmaker. Two fire-gilt Tuscan columns rest on a base of ebonized fruitwood and support the movement and the silver-plated dial. A silver-plated lyre serves as an additional support. The short pendulum has an open-work pendulum disc with tendrils and a Maltese cross. The original glass dome serves to protect the movement from dust. (The height with base and glass dome is 8 1/4 in.)

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