Mantel and Table Clocks

Musical half an hour striking and repeating table portico clock

    Musical half an hour striking and repeating table portico clock

    Austria, Vienn

    Circa 1850

    Franz Einsidl (Einsiedl)

    Metal, steel, blued steel, wood, copper; casting, silvering, gilding, mechanical work

    Height 45 cm

    On musical movement: “Einsiedl in Wien”


    Biedermeier-style portico clock is mounted between the portico stylized columns with cast figures of a droll and young man on the capitals. Oval patinated socle with cast onlay pattern in the form of shells, lyres and palmettas is  on black oval wooden stand, on four chiselled supports  with protective dome. Clock-portico with open movement, silvered ring bezel with openwork wreath and textured leaves in the upper part, with hours' graduation by the Roman numerals, minutes' divisions, two blued steel hands and three apertures for winding the clock, chime and hands setting. The columns are entwined with relief branches with silvered leaves and flowers. Musical movement with sound comb, spring motor and pinned cylinder for two tunes is mounted in the console. The aperture for winding the clock is no the right side, the movement is activated every hour. The clockwork is pendulum. The pendulum with elegant openwork figured lens with volumetric ornament of a flower and golden leaves, with lever escapement, one-day winding reserve, hour and half an hour strike on the spiral gong, mounted on free-standing rack with cast silver foliage ornament, and repeater. Two keys are in the set.