Wall and Console Clocks

Musical half hour striking console clock

    Musical half hour striking console clock


    Circa 1760

    Wood, metal, glass, enamel; casting, gilding, varnishing, mechanical work

    124 x 51 x 24 cm

    Inscriptions on the keys: “13”, “17”


    Musical console clock in wooden case covered with dark brown varnish with floral ornament of the Vernis Martin technique, with cast gilded bronze foliage ornament, on four paw-shaped feet with hinged openwork lattices on lateral sides, covered with dark blue fabric from the inner side. The case upper part is decorated with mascaron, vase with embossed ornament, garlands and pinecone on the top. Ornately shaped door is on the case front side. The door upper part is closed with round convex glass, the lower part - with flat glass and openwork cast ornament with laurel branches, ribbons and academic attributes: an open book, celestial sphere, a spyglass and geodesic compasses. White enamel clock dial with Roman numerals designating hours, and Arabic numerals for minutes’ marks every fifteen divisions, with two openwork gilded brass hands and two apertures for winding the clockwork and the clock strike. Musical movement is fixed under the clock mechanism - a carillon with twelve bells and twenty-one hammers, spring motor, fusee and pinned cylinder for nine tunes. The pin for winding the musical movement is on the right side. The clock is mounted on the finished with dark brown varnish ornated in the Vernis Martin technique console, with foliage ornament  and cast gilded bronze pattern with grotesque masks and curls. The clock mechanism is pendulum with two spring motors, verge escapement, and a power reserve for eight days, quarter chime on two bells. Two keys are in the set.