Mechanical Compositions

Musical picture clock "Alpine hamlet"

    Musical picture clock "Alpine hamlet"

    Circa 1850

    Canvas, wood, gesso, gold leaf; oil painting

    79 x 68.5 cm

    On the movement "6487"


    Gilt wood framed oil on canvas, featuring hamlet and church around a pond in Alpine wooded landscape with figures, horse and cart in the foreground, the church tower with clock with half an hour chime. White enamel dial, radial Roman numerals, blued steel hands. Clock with pendular movement and lever escapement.

    Cylinder musical movement with steel comb for 95 tunes. Plays two tunes on demand.