Description & Technical information

Vienna, around 1810


Brass and silver-plated brass, fine guilloche
capitals, amphorae, fittings, face with silver-plated dial, second dial, one week
movement (weighted), Graham escapement, Viennese 4/4 strike on 2 mounted spring
steel gongs, strike repeat, strike inhibitor, complicated pendulum
suspension using a spring, glass case replaced, excellent condition


H 57
cm, W 32 cm, D 17.5 cm


Empire clocks with a week movement and weighted drive
were among the most sought-after rarities of their time. In order to prevent
the clock from becoming too deep and the pendulum being obscured with the
weight, the latter was mounted between the dial and the front movement plate. This
column clock with its exceptionally strict formal design, excellently crafted
clock case and technically superlative movement is a very special example of
Viennese clock-making during the early 19th century.

Date:  1810
Period:  19th century, 1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  Austrian, Vienna
Dimensions: 57 x 32 x 17.5 cm (22¹/₂ x 12⁵/₈ x 6⁷/₈ inches)