Lot No. 206 (95th Auction)
Anton Götz in Wien (Vienna), Height 175 mm, circa 1820

An ornamental carriage clock with Vienna 4/4 strike "Grande Sonnerie", repeater and alarm
Case: brass, firegilt. Dial: brass, firegilt, engine-turned. Movm.: circular brass full plate movement, chain/fusee, 4 barrels, 3 hammers / 3 gongs, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance.

The drum-shaped engine-turned case with two glass-paned sides is supported by two lions resting on a rectangular base plate with chamfered corners.

Anton Götz is listed in the records as master watchmaker in the city from 1818 to 1846.

The design of the Vienna carriage clocks was developed around the mid 18th century; this type of clock proved extremely popular in the whole Austrian empire and was produced until the middle of the 19th century in many different models and forms. In contrast the travel clocks produced in France and Switzerland, the makers in Vienna mainly created movements with 4/4 hour strike with and without alarm function.
Estimate  1,600 - 4,000 €

Price Realised  3,800 €
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