Mantel and Table Clocks

Hour striking mantel clock “Lady with an oak branch”

    Hour striking mantel clock “Lady with an oak branch”

    Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg

    The 1830-1840s

    Samuel Wehl workshop

    Bronze, metal, enamel, blued steel; casting, gilding, mechanical works, chasing

    39.5 x 26.5 x 12 cm

    On the movement mounting plate: “513”, “48”, “AD.MOUGIN DEUX MĖDAILLES”, lentil-shaped hallmark with inscription on the case: “S: WEHL / ST. PETERSBURG” on the case


    Clock in cast ornately shaped gilded bronze case is mounted on the base with onlay embossed ornament in the shape of leaves’ curls on the front side decorated with mesh and leafy patterns, rocailles in the center and curls on both sides, on curly supports. Sculptural composition featuring young woman in bonnet, with an oak branch in her left hand, reaching her right hand to a snake, twisted around a stump with oak-tree branch with leaves and acorns is on the case upper part. A battledore is nearby.
    White enamel dial with Roman numerals for hours’ designation and minutes’ divisions on the external ring, two apertures with pins for winding the clockwork and strike, lever for escapement adjustment on the bezel with foliage ornament and two blued steel trident-shaped hands is on the front panel. The image of a girl sitting near the basket with fruit is to right of the dial. Round aperture is on the case rear side. The clock movement is visible behind it, lentil-shaped hallmark with the inscription: “S: WEHL ST. PETERSBURG” is below. The clock movement is pendulum on spring suspension, with half an hour strike of the hammer upon bell, with counter on the notch wheel, lever escapement, with mark in the circle, five-pointed star in the center, circumscription “AD.MOUGIN DEUX MĖDAILLES” and two spring motors. Winding key is in the set.