Vienna, first quarter of the 19th century
- “J Straub B. in Wien”
- Josef Bin Straub
- Vienna, mentd. 1800
- engine turned and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu)
- made of engine turned and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu), enameled dial and date ring
- anchor escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, repeater, indication of date
- 15 ¾ in
Illustration of a courtly child in the bath with a samovar (the flowing water is represented symbolically by a twisted glass rod), a standing mirror, a lavoir and a stool on which the child sits in a nightgown and washes with a sponge and washcloth. On the side of the clock case are two psyche reliefs.
The clock with the special, very intimate, scenic representation is executed in the finest fire-gilding (ormulu) and engine turning. It is thus a most exquisite piece of work made by the metalworkers and gilders.