Vienna, last quarter of the 18th century
- carved and gilt lime wood, polychrome mounted,
- anchor escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on bells, repeater, turn-off for strike, pull-wind alarm on bell
- 37¾ in
The masterly carved casing of this cartel clock is decorated with a translucent polychrome paint. The brass hands on the enamel dial are finely pierced. On top is a lotus blossom with a ring with bead and reel fillet and rich polychrome painted floral foliage. On both sides of the case drum is a carved foliage with grapes. The lower part of the case has a stepped rectangular shape with an opening for the pendulum bob and is decorated with two spheres and acanthus foliage. The Viennese grande sonnerie on bells has a turn-off for the strike and a repeater. The movement is also equipped with a pull-wind alarm.