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16. EXCEPTIONAL EMPIRE COLUMN CLOCK

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Executed by Vienna, around 1810
Material Brass and silver-plated brass, fine guilloche capitals, amphorae, fittings, face with silver-plated dial, second dial, one week movement (weighted), Graham escapement, Viennese 4/4 strike on 2 mounted spring steel gongs, strike repeat, strike inhibitor, complicated pendulum suspension using a spring, glass case replaced, excellent condition
Dimensions H 57 cm, W 32 cm, D 17.5 cm

Empire clocks with a week movement and weighted drive were among the most sought-after rarities of their time. In order to prevent the clock from becoming too deep and the pendulum being obscured with the weight, the latter was mounted between the dial and the front movement plate. This column clock with its exceptionally strict formal design, excellently crafted clock case and technically superlative movement is a very special example of Viennese clock-making during the early 19th century.


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