This Austrian clock with Granne Sonnerie strike has a case that is in truly beautiful condition. And, at 33 inches, it is very small and very attractive. Best of all this clocks case is complete, right down to original finials and all the bits of trim. And while the side glass is slightly wavy, the door glass appears to be later. This clock maintains the relatively narrow body of earlier clocks, giving it the grace of the Biedermeier and the Transitional clocks, though its size is difficult to grasp from these pictures. I find each time that I receive clocks from Austria that the ones that give the biggest surprises are the miniatures - the pictures never give me a good feeling for how small they really are.
I can not make out the name of the maker on the dial, though the town is very clearly Steyr, which is 90 miles west of Vienna. I included a couple of pictures of the mechanism to give some idea of what a beautiful and small mechanism this clock has while the case has been cleaned and waxed, the mechanism could use a good cleaning. It really is a very fine mechanism, and has the kind of attention to detail you come to expect from a provincial clock. Note the separate gong-mount that attaches to the wooden seat board - one of the trademarks of an early clock. The dial is complete, with no chips, but a number of hair-line cracks. These very fine cracks will virtually disapear when the dial is cleaned. The pendulum bob (brass backed!) and rod are perfect, as is the weight.
Length - 33 inches
Wall Stabilizers - Old Brackets, New Screws
Case Condition - 1
Winding Key - New
Mechanism - Awaits restoration
Mechanism Mount - Wooden Seat board
Pendulum - Brass back
This clock, like most 2 spring, 1 weight Austrian clocks, runs for roughly 2 days per wind. If interested, give me a call and I can explain the origin of the Viennese 2 day clocks.
This clock would be yours for $2,450, ready to hang on your wall and enjoy. This wouldl include the restoration of the mechanism and delivery in the lower 48.