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Mantel Clock „Mars on his Chariot“

Kommodenuhr Streitwagen des Mars von J. Straub B. in Wien


Vienna, first quarter of the 19th century

"J. Straub B. in Wien"
Josef Straub,
Vienna, mentd. 1800
carved, mounted and gilt lime wood, carved and gilt lime wood
in the shape of a carved wheel,
enamel dial ring
anchor escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs
13½×19½×5½ in

This mantel clock is finely carved in the shape of the chariot of god Mars. The dial is skillfully integrated into the wheel. On the enamel chapter ring is the signature of the renowned Viennese clockmaker Josef Straub. The movement with anchor escapement has a Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs. The god of war is standing on his chariot and is running the two rearing horses.  Lilly’s Art disposes of the counterpart to this outstanding clock too: the chariot of Apoll – also a work of Josef Straub. The two clocks are mirror-inverted; therefore they are driving to each other.

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