Mantel and Table Clocks

Musical half hour striking and repeating table portico clock

    Musical half hour striking and repeating table portico clock

    Austria-Hungary, Prague

    Circa 1830

    Bronze, metal, wood, glass; casting, gilding, silvering, varnishing, mechanical work

    47.5 x 23.75 x 13 cm

    On musical movement “PRAGUE”


    Portico clock  is mounted between the portico stylized columns with cast figures in military uniform on capitals. Oval patinated socle with cast silver onlay pattern with classic scenes is placed on black wooden oval stand, on four chiselled supports with protective dome. The clock with open movement; silvered ring dial with the slot in the centre and double polished gilded relief silver bezel with open-work ornament in the upper part, with hours' graduation by the  Roman numerals, minutes' divisions, two blued hands and three apertures for winding the clock, striking and clockwork regulation.  Gilded columns are entwined by chiselled branches with silver oak leaves and acorns. The repeater cord with ball is on the right-hand side. Musical movement with the sound comb, spring motor and pinned cylinder is fixed in the console, winding hole is on the right side. The clockwork is pendulum on silk suspender, the pendulum lens with slotted silver-plated ornament in gilded ribbed frame. The movement with lever escapement, 24-hour winding reserve, two spring motors, hour and half an hour strike on the spiral gong, mounted on free-standing rack with cast patterns  in the form of a mask, fancy  birds, ribbons, silver color cornucopia and  repeater. Two keys are in the set.