13 December 2000,
Price realised GBP 21,150
GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000
A VIENNESE MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING LATERNDL-UHR
Unsigned; circa 1820
The boxwood lined case with architectual pediment to the forward sliding hood, glazed case with sliding trunk doors, and terminating with a concave drop moulding, the later dial with floral-cast ormolu bezel to the white enamel Roman chapter disc with blued steel Breguet-style hands and subsidiary seconds ring below XII, brass ferrule to the winding square, the movement with a circular brass plate and smaller shaped front plate accomodating the four wheel train with deadbeat escapement, the gridiron pendulum suspended from the brass backboard bracket, the gridiron rods comprising steel, brass and ebonised wood, the case with restorations
63¼ in. (161 cm.) high
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The owner of this clock has related how as a young man in the early 1960's he came across this clock on the wall of a barber's shop in Pudweiss, Austria. It was apparently in poor condition with much of the hood door veneer missing but it was still working. The Barber was apparently amazed that anyone should want to buy such an unfashionable clock and took the offer with great haste!
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