Mantel and Table Clocks

Half an hour strike mantel clock "Allegorized hunting and fishing"

    Half an hour strike mantel clock "Allegorized hunting and fishing"

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg

    The 1830-1840s

    Samuel Wehl workshop

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

    52.5 x 3.9 x 18.5 cm

    On the mounting plate: “20” , on the case “29” and lentil-shaped hallmark with inscription: “S: WEHL / ST. PETERSBURG”


    The clock is mounted in cast gilded bronze ornately shaped case with embossed ornament, leaves and curls, on the base with protruding central part decorated with cornice with orderly pattern. Foliage ornament is on the front side. It is comprised from the images of lions’ heads and paws along the lower edge and with palmette on the top, on four supports in the shape of rocailles and leaves. Sculptural composition featuring the figures of boys is above - a hunter with horn, game-bag and bow, a fisherman with net and figure of a lying dog with bird on the left side. White enamel dial with Roman numerals for hours’ designation and minutes’ divisions is on the front panel. Two apertures with square pins for the clockwork and clock strike winding are on the dial with two blued Breguet style hands. Round aperture is on the case rear side, the clock movement is visible through it, the number “29” and lentil-shaped mark with inscription “S: WEHL ST. PETERSBURG” are below it. The clock movement is pendulum on spring suspension with half an hour strike upon bell with counting on the notch wheel, lever escapement and two spring motors.