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Wall Clock „Eagle“

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Vienna, first quarter of the 19th century

Case
carved, mounted and gilt lime wood
Dial
enamel
Movement
anchor escapement, Viennese grande sonnerie on bells, repeater, turn-off for strike, indication of date
Height
32 in

This Viennese cartel clock, a so called „Eagleclock“, has a sculptural carved case out of mounted and gilt lime wood. It is decorated by a carved drapery which seems to be suspended on two knobs and is wound around a mask. The eagle finial is not shown as a heraldic animal but in a natural movement. The bird of prey is spreading its wings as if starting to fly. The enamel dial with Arabic numerals has a smaller numeral ring for the indication of date. The movement is equipped with a grande sonnerie on bells with repeater and a lever for turning off the striking.

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