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Large Baroque style Austrian ormolu mounted musical clock

$ 150,000
  • Description
    Large Baroque style Austrian ormolu mounted musical clock
    Austrian, early 19th Century
    Total height: 211cm
    Clock: Height 135cm, width 86cm, depth 52
    Stand: Height 76cm, width 81cm, depth 48cm

    The clock is designed in the Baroque style and in an architectural manner. The clock case is centred with a circular enamel dial surrounded by gilt bronze ribbons and swags. The surrounding case is crafted from ebonised wood accented rosewood. Gilt bronze columns encompassed with winding garlands flank the dial on either side, while the case below is also architectural in manner. The base is raised on a bracket-like support, which features an ebonised wood shelf adorned with a gilt bronze Greek key pattern frieze. Allegories of music in gilt bronze stand atop the roof, while a sculpture of Apollo functions as a finial. The interior of the clock features a single-cylinder music box with a small organ and 21 tubes activated by a bellows. The clock is set atop a later plinth.
  • More Information
    Origin: Austria
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Ebonised wood, ormolu.
    Creation Date: Early 19th century
    Styles / Movements: Baroque, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 15228
    Incollect Reference #: 545881
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