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Lot 992: Laterndluhr, dial signed, Dorfer in Wien, Veinnese wall clock, period movement and pendulum now in a 20th Century European case of high quality. Glazed mahogany and mahogany veneer case with ebonized moldings, gilt engine turned bezel, signed Roman
23 October 2016
Manchester, NH, USALive Auction
Description: Laterndluhr, dial signed, Dorfer in Wien, Veinnese wall clock, period movement and pendulum now in a 20th Century European case of high quality. Glazed mahogany and mahogany veneer case with ebonized moldings, gilt engine turned bezel, signed Roman numeral silvered dial with gilt, engine turned center, blued steel Breguet style hands, unusual 30 day timepiece movement consisting of a single, round plate, the wheels pivoted between this plate and individual cocks, deadbeat escapement, maintaining power, and steel coquerets on all mobiles, seconds beating brass clad pendulum with ebonized wooden rod, rectangular brass clad weight
Condition Report: case with minor restorations and French polished over old finish, minor marks and dings, bezel mounting board (mask) replaced, glasses replaced, dial resilvered and with repainted numerals, signature restored, dial center below 12:00 showing rivets from mounting tab, dial center re-gilded, some edge roughness, hands are well made reproductions, copies of proper style; movement with minor marks and scratches, ticks, pendulum ball with a few dents, and one major crease that has been repaired; ebonizing on pendulum rod refreshed nicely, weight with minor dents. Back plate of the movement is photographed without the crutch. This well made case might have been overlooked by Kaltenböck, author of "Viennese Timepieces", who featured this very clock on pages 184 - 185, plates 399, 400. You will note unique defects in foto are identical to this clock. Uncommon to this style, the entire bottom front glass and frame, fit in side grooves, & slide all the way up for removal, rather than simply lifting out. Case is very well made.
Dimensions: 59in x 14in x 7in