Mantel and Table Clocks

Musical quarter striking table clock

    Musical quarter striking table clock

    Great Britain

    Circa 1840

    Wood, steel, brass, glass, blued steel; сarpentry and mechanical works, casting, gilding

    85 x 47 x 35 cm, 21 kg


    Musical clock in walnut veneered wooden case, with columns in the corner niches of vertical ribs with brass bases and capitals, with protruding moulding, ornately shaped finial with flowerpot, stepped socle with supports on four protruding corners. Cast brass flowerpots on wooden pedestals are on the moulding corners. Rectangular apertures with openwork lattices, in goldish frames are on the case lateral sides. Silver-plated brass dial field with engraved images of scrolls and leaves in the arch and in the corners is on the front side, behind the door with lock and arched glazed window. Ring-shaped pointer with arrow and Spanish inscriptions: “TOCA / SILENCIO” is in the arc above the dial. Ring-shaped silvered dial with Roman numerals for hours’ designation, Arabic numerals for minutes in fifteen divisions on the external scale, with two ornately shaped blued steel hands and two apertures with pins for winding the clock and striking in the recessed central part. Glazed door with lock that opens access to the clock mechanism is on the case rear side. The mechanism is pendulum with lever escapement, two spring motors, fusee, hour strike upon the bell, numeration on the counting wheel, quarter chime on carillon of eight bells, eight hammers with numbers from 1 to 8 and pinned cylinder. Musical movement with sound comb, pinned cylinder and spring motor is mounted in the socle; it turns on every hour or optionally. An aperture with the pin for winding the spring on is on the right lateral side, three levers for controlling the tunes execution mode are on the bottom panel. Two keys and crank are in the set.