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Mantel Clock with 7-Day Movement

Kommodenuhr H. Kerchnawe

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Vienna, first half of the 19th century

signed
"H. Kerchnawe"
Clockmaker
H. Kerchnawe,
most likely ancestor of the Viennese clockmaker Heinrich Kernchawe, mentioned in 1872
Case
engine turned and fire-gilt bronze, faceted columns with vase-shaped finials
Dial
skeletonized dial,
silvered numeral cartouches
Movement
anchor escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, repeater, turn-off for strike, duration of 10 days
Height
17½ in

This mantel clock with duration of 10 days is illustrated in the relevant literature and was once part of the famous clock collection of Prof. Hans von Bertele. The beautiful ormolu case has an oval base with bronze mounts and two faceted columns with vase shaped finials. Through the open work pendulum bob a lyre can be seen. The dial has a finely engine turned ormolu bezel and is skeletonized. The minute ring and the numeral cartouches are silvered. The ten-day-movement with anchor escapement is equipped with a Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs.

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