Mantel and Table Clocks

Musical hour striking and repeating mantel portico clock

    Musical hour striking and repeating mantel portico clock


    Early 19th century

    Brass, wood, glass; casting, gilding, silvering, varnishing

    Height 35.6 cm


    The clock is mounted between the stylized portico columns with oval plinth, on black oval wooden stand, on four chiselled supports, with protective dome. The clock is with open-type movement, silvered ring-shaped dial with slotted ornament in the center and polished golden bezel, with Roman numerals for hours’ designation, minutes’ divisions, two blued steel hands and two apertures for winding the clockwork and the clock strike. Embossed foliage ornament is on the plinth lateral sides and on the columns. Small phials are on the columns’ upper rectangular panels. The musical movement with sound comb, spring motor and pinned cylinder is fixed in the stand. Winding hole is to the right; the movement is activated every hour. The clock work is pendulum with openwork lens on silk suspender, lever escapement, eight-day period winding reserve, two spring motors, clock striking upon the spiral gong, mounted on free standing lyre-shaped rack with ribbons and a repeater.