Long-case Clocks

Long-case clock with half-hour chime and calendar

    Long-case clock with half-hour chime and calendar

    Russian Empire, Moscow

    second quarter of the 19th century

    Yakov Lavrov

    Wood, metal, steel, brass, lead, glass; casting, carpentry, veneering, varnishing, wood carving

    Height: 214 cm, dial diameter 32.5 cm

    Inscriptions on the dial: “ЯКОВЪ ЛАВРОВЪ / МОСКВА”; on the key grip: “Made in ENGLAND”, “13”


    Long-case clock in vertical mahogany veneered wooden case, mounted on the pedestal with the protruding base, profiled moulding and opening door on two ornately shaped hinges with the lock and key. Opening door with rectangular and round glazed windows, ornated with carved foliage ornament on the corners. Glazed rectangular windows are on the upper part of the  lateral sides.
    Clockwork with the compensation pendulum, two balance weight engines with blocks, with round golden color polished dial, with bulging rim and casted pattern. Roman numerals hour graduation; Arabic numerals minutes graduation (every fifth one), two figured and one straight seconds hands, additional dial with a hand that indicates dates, half-hour chime on a single string, lever escapement, eight-days winding  and key with inscriptions. Two apertures for winding the clock  and the chime, the inscription: “YAKOV LAVROV / MOSCOW” are on the dial.