Big, pompous pendula - Vienna, end of the 18th century




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Vienna, end of the 18th century

Limewood, carved and with its original gilding.

The extremely rich decorated watch case in the form of a classicist fountain stands on a finely structured socle decorated by a macaron with pillars.

The apertureof the clock cabinet is flanked by two mythical creatures, the dial is hanged with elaborate fruit garlands and horns of plenty.

The crowned, detailed trophy bundle is made of guidons, canons, a shield, as well as armour and helmet with a panache and is a symbol for military achievements and fortunes of war.

With quarter-hourly chime mechanism on two clocks.

Height 84 cm, width 53 cm, depth 14 cm.



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