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Mantel Clock „Lion“

Skulpturenuhr Löwe

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Regensburg/Germany, last quarter of the 18th century

signed
inscribed: "Seyffert Regensburg"
Clockmaker
Joh. Christoff Seiffert/Seyfert,
Regensburg, 1775 citizen, † 1829
Case
carved and gilt lime wood
Dial
enamel
Movement
anchor escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on wire gongs, reversing lever for petite sonnerie, repeater
Height
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.

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