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Austrian enamel and silver-gilt clock by Ludwig Politzer

Documentation Signed
Origin Austria
Period 19th Century
Materials enamel, silver-gilt, vermeil
Dimensions
W. 11.81 in; H. 16.14 in; D. 4.72 in;
W. 30 cm; H. 41 cm; D. 12 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date c. 1870
Description This magnificent silver-gilt and enamel lamp-form clock was produced in Vienna in about 1870. The clock sits on a lozenge-shaped base, which is enamelled with panels depicting reclining figures interspersed with panels decorated with gold-coloured foliate motifs. The body of the clock is connected to the base by a flared enamel stem. The body is of enamel and is painted throughout with angels and various other gold-coloured foliate motifs, all executed upon the blue ground of the base enamel.

The spout of the lamp-shaped body is mounted with a silver-gilt flame, while the handle features a silver-gilt mount in the form of a Classical female figure. The dial is enamelled and similarly decorated with a gold-on-blue scheme of foliate motifs. The dial features Roman numerals. The clock is marked throughout with ‘LP’, which designates Ludwig Politzer, an important Viennese maker of this period.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 16101
Incollect Reference Number 349899
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