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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    AN AUSTRIAN BOXWOOD-STRUNG MAHOGANY EIGHT DAY TIMEPIECE LATERNDL-UHR

    IGNATZ MARENZELLER, VIENNA. CIRCA 1830

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    AN AUSTRIAN BOXWOOD-STRUNG MAHOGANY EIGHT DAY TIMEPIECE LATERNDL-UHR
    IGNATZ MARENZELLER, VIENNA. CIRCA 1830
    CASE: the architectural nine-light case with concave-moulded base with level adjusting screws
    DIAL: engine-turned ormolu bezel to white enamel dial signed 'Marenzeller in Wien', blued steel main hands and polished seconds hand
    MOVEMENT: with rectangular plates joined by four tapered pillars, dead beat escapement and knife-edge suspension, Harrison's maintaining power, mounted on a further brass bracket with level adjustment screws and suspended from the backboard; steel rod pendulum, brass weight, winding key
    57 in. (145 cm.) high; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) wide; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) deep


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    Ignatz Marenzeller is first recorded in 1831. He was clearly a talented clockmaker, winning a silver medal in the Vienna Exhibition of 1835 and a gold medal in 1845. There are several clocks by him in the Sobeck Collection (Geymüller-Schlössl, Vienna).

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