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Miniature Table Clock “Wurm”

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Miniatur-Tischuhr Wurm (gestempelt auf der Platine)

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Vienna, first half of the 19th century

Clockmaker
Carl Wurm,
Vienna, *1798, 1824 citizen
Case
case made of 14 K gold, engraved, repoussé-work front with scrolling foliage, festoons and fluted pilasters, jeweled with garnets and pearls
Dial
engine turned and silver-plated
Movement
cylinder escapement, visible balance wheel with green enamel rim and garnet- and pearl-set balance cock, stamped "Wurm" on the plate
Height
2½ in

This miniature table clock features a balance wheel visible through a round window and a precious 14K gold case with an elaborate repoussé front. It is richly decorated with scrolling foliage, festoons and fluted corner pilasters as well as set garnets and pearls. A wreath of garnets accentuates the engine turned and silver-plated dial. Above it is the visible balance wheel with green enameled hoop and a cock set with garnets and a pearl. The movement with cylinder escapement is made by the famous Viennese clockmaker Carl Wurm (active first half of the 19th century), who has put his name stamp on the plate. A very similar model, also made by Carl Wurm, is illustrated in Frederick Kaltenböck’s reference book „Viennese Timepieces“.

cf.: F. Kaltenböck: Viennese Timepieces, Munich 1988, p. 97, fig. 166.

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