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Viennese Silver Historicism Splendour Clock with Musical Movement, Around 1880

About the Item

Artfully decorated silver gilded table clock by a Viennese master: The base body made of silver, containing the musical mechanism, standing on four volute feet over a square plan, gilded surface chased and densely covered with reliefed and fully three-dimensional decorative elements, embedded enamel decoration and set faceted gemstones and pearls, as well as cameos. Dome-shaped elevation with enamel decoration and appliquéd floral elements and gemstone trimmings on the upper side of the musical movement housing, crowned by a lantern-shaped knob with a pearl and four cameo medallions, four truncated pyramid-shaped pedestals all around at the corners, carrying columns clad in royal blue enamel, which are connected in pairs at the upper ends by beam-like struts on which rests the toroidal clock case, which in turn is crowned by a decorated medallion depicting Saint George flanked by two putti. All components made of gilded silver with chasing and fully sculpted decorative elements, borders with openings, polished gemstones, pearls, enamel and a total of 38 cameos in various sizes. Wooden plate covered with fabric on the underside, serial number on the case, operation of the musical mechanism by pulling out the wood-lined drawer on the front. Clock movement with enamel dial in white with black painted Arabic numerals, movement checked by a master clockmaker, completely cleaned and fully functional, original key existing. Made around 1880 Finest silversmith work that could be found in a museum by a Viennese master, probably Hermann Böhm or Hermann Ratzersdorfer. Dimensions: height: 42.5 cm / 16.73 in width: 16.0 cm / 6.29 in depth: 16.0 cm / 6.29 in weight: 3300 Grams / 106.10 troy OZ Excellent overall condition, movement checked by a master clockmaker, completely cleaned and fully functional, original key existing.
  • Creator:
    Viennese Manufactory (Manufacturer)
  • Attributed to:
    Herman Boehm (Manufacturer)Hermann Ratzersdorfer (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 16.74 in (42.5 cm)Width: 6.3 in (16 cm)Depth: 6.3 in (16 cm)
  • Style:
    Other (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Amethyst,Enamel,Gold Plate,Multi-gemstone,Pearlware,Silver,Hand-Crafted
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1880
  • Condition:
    Excellent state of preservation, cleaned and polished, movement checked by a master clockmaker, completely cleaned and fully functional, original key existing.
  • Seller Location:
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1014428136522
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