Mantel and Table Clocks

Table clock with automaton

    Table clock with automaton




    Metal, gilded metal, plastic; gilding, silvering, stamping, painting

    10.5 х 13 х 4.5 cm, 548 g

    On clock dial: "Arnex Musical Alarm", "8 Days", "15 Jewels", "Swiss Made". On the rear sie: "8 DAYS", "ARNEX TIME CO INC.", "BASE METAL", "SWISS MADE", "MUSIC WINDING", "ALARM", "FS", "HANDS", "WINDING", "STOP"

    Table clock in the complicated shaped case, covered with textured black paint and finished by polished facade gilded shell. Glazed dark dial with wide gilded ring, black Roman numerals and three central hands on the top part of the facade. Curly gilded hours' and minutes' hands are decorated with white enamel inserts, alarm hand is simple and straight. The lyres and gilded handwritten inscriptions are on the dark background. Glazed oval window behind which is the automaton with casted gilded and silvered figurines is on the front side. A girl moves the handle and fills the bowl with fountain water, the hunter that is sitting on the horseback raises his hand with a falcon, the horse lowers its head to drink water. The musical movement with cylinder and sound comb is activated simultaneously with automaton, following the alarm signal. It performs two tunes. One of the tunes is "The Hunters' Chorus" from K. Weber's opera "Der Freischütz". The crowns for the hands setting, automaton winding keys, musical movement, the alarm knob and the strike adjuster are on the rear flat side made of painted sheet metal.