Mantel and Table Clocks

Musical half hour striking and repeating table portico clock

    Musical half hour striking and repeating table portico clock

    Austria, Vienn

    Circa 1850

    Franz Einsidl (Einsiedl)

    Steel, brass, enamel, wood; casting, gilding, silvering, patination, mechanical work

    Height 49 cm

    On the musical movement: “Einsiedl in Wien”


    Biedermeier-style portico clock is mounted between the stylized columns of the portico with cast figures of a motley fool and young man on capitals. Oval  socle with cast ornament in the form of cupids with wedding garlands and trays with fruit is placed on black wooden oval stand, on four chiselled supports, with a slot for the protective dome. Clock-portico with open movement and silver-plated ring dial with slotted ornament in the center, with relief silver bezel with openwork flower and leaves in the upper part, with hours' designation by Roman numerals, minutes' divisions, two blued steel hands and two apertures for winding the clock and strike. Repeater's chain with a small weight is on the clock right side. The columns are entwined with relief branches with silver leaves and polychrome flowers. Musical  movement with sound comb, spring motor and pinned cylinder for two tunes is mounted in the console, the winding hole is on the right side. The clockwork is  pendulum , the pendulum is with elegant openwork lens, volumetric ornament of golden leaves and a flower with polychrome petals; with lever escapement, 24-hour winding reserve, two spring motors, an hour and half hour strike on spiral gong, mounted on the free-standing rack with silver color floral ornament, and repeater. Two keys are in the set.