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Magnificent Empire Mantel Clock “Ignatz Schlatter in Wien”

Prunkvolle Empire-Kommodenuhr „Ignatz Schlatter in Wien“


Vienna, first quarter of the 19th century

“Ignatz Schlatter in Wien”
Ignatz Schlatter
Vienna, active around 1814
fire-gilt bronze case (ormolu), case drum with glazed viewing windows, supported by two patinated caryatides, crest fire-gilt bronze eagle (ormolu), in the base relief with putti making music
made of engine turned and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu), enameled dial ring
anchor escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, repeater, turn-off for strike, duration three days
25 ½ in

The gorgeous Empire mantel clock made of fire-gilt bronze by the Viennese clockmaker Ignatz Schlatter has a height of 25 ½ in. and therefore is very representative. In addition to the elegante case, she highlights with a duration of three days. On four acorn-shaped feet rises the stepped rectangular base with palmette friezes, gilt mounts and a detailed relief with putti making music. Two half-kneeling patinated caryatids carry the round clock drum with glazed viewing windows. The god Zeus in form of an eagle crowns the magnificent clock. The dial made of bronze is very fine engine turned and fire-gilt, the dial ring is enameled. The work with escapement has a Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, a repeater and a turn-off for strike.