LOUIS XV TASTE LENZKIRCH BURR WALNUT ORMOLU MOUNTED BRACKET CLOCK c.1889
Description of the item
A gilt metal mounted burr walnut mantel clock in the Louis XV taste, circa 1889, with eight day gong striking movement with accurate 'deadbeat escapement' stamped `LENZKIRCH` to backplate and serial number '895496' dating the clock to 1889, the circular cream Arabic numeral dial behind convex glass, the waisted case with vase surmount and female mask crest above side scrolls and cherub mask decorated apron mount, on scroll feet.The mechanism refurbished and fully working.
Information about the maker
Lenzkirch clocks were of such fine craftsmanship, wonderful ornamentation, and superb "in-house" design that they rank at the top of all German-made regulators. In fact, the varied movements and richly decorated clock sases pracitically priced them out of the market.
Factory-produced clocks were first credited to the Lenzkirch Uhrenfabrik, located in the small town of Lenzkirch in the German Black Forest region. The Lenzkirch factory came into full production in 1860, and continued until 1932. Its products retain a worldwide reputation for excellence to this day. Their value has consistently increased amongst collectors.
Very good condition and fully working.- supplied with winder.
Dimensions 33cms tall, 19cms wide, 12.5cms deep.
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