Vienna, early 19th century
- "Franz Hekel in Wien"
- Franz Elias Hekel/Heckhl,
- erw. 1798 Friedberg/Bavaria, worked in Vienna after 1800
- carved, red mounted and gilt lime wood
- anchor escapement
- 16½ in
This figural mantel clock from the early 19th century has a beautiful casing in the shape of a carved, red painted and gilt camel. It carries the movement by Viennese clockmaker Franz Hekel on its magnificent cushioned saddle. On top of the movement are a small carved chest with a turban.