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A fine quality Viennese regulator wall clock made by Joseph Smolle in Gratz, Circa 1860.

  • Maker: Joseph Smolle in Gratz
  • Date: 1860
  • Height: 46"
  • Width: 11"
  • Depth: 5"
  • Price: 3250
 

Case

A fine quality rosewood Biedermeier Viennese Regulator wall clock, circa 1860. The beautifully proportioned case surmounted with a carved pediment and matching carving to the base.

Dial

The two piece enameled dial with Roman numerals and signed to the dial centre with makers name, The inner and outer dial surrounded by polished brass bezels.

Movement

The fully restored fine quality eight day duration movement with deadbeat escapement and slide beat adjustment.

Weight & Pendulum

Polished brass cased weight, with ornate spoked pulley, polished brass bob pendulum (front and back) with ebonised wooden rod.

Hands

Finely fretted blued steel hands, of beetle and poker design.



A beautifully made late Biedermeier period clock, in fine original condition. This type of Viennese regulator wall clock were entirely hand made by a time served master clockmaker and were only made for the most discerning customers and took many months to complete individually.

All of our clocks have been sympathetically restored and have been expertly vetted for originality and good working order. All clocks purchased from us are guaranteed for twelve months. All of our clock movements are restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.

Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.
 
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Smolle 1

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Movement 1

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Dial

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Movement 2

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