Regensburg/Germany, last quarter of the 18th century
- inscribed: "Seyffert Regensburg"
- Joh. Christoff Seiffert/Seyfert,
- Regensburg, 1775 citizen, † 1829
- carved and gilt lime wood
- anchor escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, reversing lever for petite sonnerie, repeater
- 24 in
This unique mantel clock was made in the last quarter of the 18th century in Regensburg/Germany and is attributed to the clockmaker Joh. Christoph Seiffert. The case out of carved and gilt lime wood has a base with a semicircular curved central segment, which is decorated with ornamental patterns. Its surface is modelled after natural ground with rocks, on which strides a mighty carved lion. On his back he carries the case drum, which is ornamented with bead and reel motifs and laurel festoons. The finial has the shape of a miniature pagoda. The movement with Viennese grande sonnerie and repeater is also equipped with a reversing lever for petite sonnerie.