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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 468

    An Austrian ormolu and engine-turned grande sonnerie travel clock with alarm

    CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    An Austrian ormolu and engine-turned grande sonnerie travel clock with alarm
    Circa 1820
    The drum case with fixed handle and on foliate scroll supports above a plinth with further foliate mounts and flowerhead decoration, the dial also engine-turned and with painted Roman chapters, a reserve painted with an indistinct WIEN signature, blued steel hands, strike/silent lever to the bezel, the one day movement with chain fusee going train and barrels for the other trains, verge balance escapement, strike/repeat/alarm on two gongs
    21.5 cm. high


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    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    Frederick Kaltenböck, Die Wiener Uhr, Munich, 1988, pp.81-85

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