The 5 inch dial, 4.75 inch bob, lovely little pulley, and small weight are all appropriate and combine to make this one very special little clock. This is another clock whose size is hard to picture. You need to find a clock that is only 33 inches long (without its bottom finial) to get an idea of how small it is. Part of its beauty is how perfect it is in miniature of similar clocks I have sold that were 55 to 60 inches long.
In the Austrian tradition this clock has a very nice mechanism and is graced with a lovely little dial that is in perfect condition except for a hairline crack to the dial center. The hands are slender, elegant even, and once again, in perfect condition. If you have never owned an Austrian Vienna Regulator, you will be amazed how much nicer the hands, pulleys and other small parts are when compared to its German counterparts. The pendulum bob, with its zinc back, has no dings, the weight, tarnished but of a perfect scale for the this clock, and it appears that all of the glass is old and wavy!
It is always possible to recognize early Viennese Regulators even from a distance: Earlier clocks have narrower cases - more elegant, less emphatic in their presence. This little clock, with its original finials and early Transitional case, is a case in point, slender, elegant, with a lovely deep color.
Overall this is a piece that shows very well with the slender elegance and simplicity of a Biedermeier clock and the simple adornments of the Transitionals. The case could use a good cleaning and waxing, which would make it come to life!
Caveats: The mechanism and case could use cleaned.