Lilly's Art

DE

Back to category Table Clocks.

Unusual small Table Clock Allegory of “Astronomy” “au cercle-tournant”

Ungewöhnlich kleine Tischuhr Allegorie „Astronomie“ „au cercle-tournant“

Zoom

Vienna, first quarter of the 19th century

Case
mat and gloss fire-gilt bronze (ormolu), winged putto with compass as fixed hand
Dial
rotating globe with dial ring (“cercle-tournant”)
Movement
verge escapement
Height
4 in

The peculiarity of this small early Viennese table clock is that it displays the time horizontally with a rotating ring of numbers, so „au cercle-tournant“. The clock case is in fire-gilt bronze with mat and gloss effects in the shape of a winged putto with a globe, both standing on rocky ground. The oval base rests on three ball feet. With a circle as a fixed hand, the putto indicates the time on the rotating dial ring in the globe. The movement is driven by verge escapement.

Wir nutzen Cookies, um unser Angebot für Sie zu verbessern. Sie stimmen der Verwendung von Cookies durch Verbleib auf dieser Seite und durch Anklicken von "OK" zu. Lesen Sie unsere Datenschutzhinweise...