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Mantel Clock „Lions of St. Mark“



Vienna, first quarter of the 19th century

engine turned and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu), fire-gilt bronze mounts
engine turned and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu),
enameled dial ring
anchor escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, repeater, turn-off for strike, indication of date
16½ in

This Viennese mantel clock from the first quarter of the 19th century has a beautiful ormolu case. The base on bun feed and engine turned fillets has a deep cove with figural ormolu mounts. On the base are two winged lions which carry the case drum, which is decorated with guilloche patterns and an oil lamp finial. The engine turned and fire-gilt dial has an enamel dial ring with Arabic numerals and a second numeral ring for the indication of date. The movement with anchor escapement is equipped with a Viennese grande sonnerie with repeater and a lever to turn off the striking.