A Viennese Walnut Grande-Sonnerie Striking Regulator Wall Clock By Schonberger,

Product Code WC2785

A Viennese walnut grande-sonnerie striking regulator wall clock. W. Schonberger, Vienna, third quarter of the 19th century The four pillar triple train eight-day movement with deadbeat escapement incorporating tall inverted V-shaped pallets regulated by brass lenticular bob pendulum with ebonised wooden shaft and incorporating fine beat adjustment to crutch, the quarter train sounding on the smaller of the pair of graduated gongs positioned on a decorative brass double-scroll shaped bracket behind the movement followed by the hour train sounding the last hour on the larger gong, the 6.25 inch circular two-piece silvered Roman numeral dial signed W. Schonberger, IN WIEN to the slightly recessed centre within brass border and chapter ring with outer minute track, with pierced steel hands within moulded cast bezel, the case with large turned finial and winged pediment to crest flanked by further finials, over break-arch cavetto cornice and full-height arch-glazed front door applied with three-quarter baluster columns between canted panel applied sections to upper and lower margins, the sides with long glazed panels, over stepped ogee shaped base with conforming pendant finials, 135cm (53ins) high. Wenzel Schönberger was a citizen and master small clockmaker who worked in Vienna from 1847; he is further mentioned in 1852 and 1862 when he repaired the St. Stephens Cathedral tower clock. He is thought to have ceased working by 1885. He was a fine and relatively prolific maker of clocks primarily wall regulators including at least one year-going example
A Viennese walnut grande-sonnerie striking regulator wall clock. W. Schonberger, Vienna, third quarter of the 19th century The four pillar triple train eight-day movement with deadbeat escapement incorporating tall inverted V-shaped pallets regulated by brass lenticular bob pendulum with ebonised wooden shaft and incorporating fine beat adjustment to crutch, the quarter train sounding on the smaller of the pair of graduated gongs positioned on a decorative brass double-scroll shaped bracket behind the movement followed by the hour train sounding the last hour on the larger gong, the 6.25 inch circular two-piece silvered Roman numeral dial signed W. Schonberger, IN WIEN to the slightly recessed centre within brass border and chapter ring with outer minute track, with pierced steel hands within moulded cast bezel, the case with large turned finial and winged pediment to crest flanked by further finials, over break-arch cavetto cornice and full-height arch-glazed front door applied with three-quarter baluster columns between canted panel applied sections to upper and lower margins, the sides with long glazed panels, over stepped ogee shaped base with conforming pendant finials, 135cm (53ins) high. Wenzel Schönberger was a citizen and master small clockmaker who worked in Vienna from 1847; he is further mentioned in 1852 and 1862 when he repaired the St. Stephens Cathedral tower clock. He is thought to have ceased working by 1885. He was a fine and relatively prolific maker of clocks primarily wall regulators including at least one year-going example
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