Lublin/Poland, around 1750
- signed on plate “Lorenc Baytelrok Lublin”
- Wawrzyniec (engl. Lawrence) Beitelrock
- Lublin/Poland, active in the mid of the 18th century
- fire-gilt bronze (ormolu) and silver-plated, feed made of silver-plated metal, six glazed windows, front made of engraved and fire-gilt bronze (ormolu)
- verge escapement with fusee, hour strike on bell
- 2 ¾ × 3 ½ in
Royal treasuries were known for uniting only the finest and most precious works of art. In the royal collection in the Warsaw Royal Palace there is a hexagonal table clock of the Lublin clockmaker Lorenc Beitelrock (Inv. No. ZKW-dep.FC/199). This suggests that this master had an excellent reputation for his outstanding clocks, especially his table clocks.
The hexagonal table clock of the renowned watchmaker shown here has a fire-gilt bronze case with silver-framed glazed windows, which allow insights into the movement. The dial with Roman and Arabic numerals is silver plated.
The movement is equipped with a verge escapement and fusee. The hour is struck on a bell. The signature „Lorenc Baytelrok Lublin“ is on the plate.