Lot No. 209 (95th Auction)
Rettich in Wien (Vienna), Height 220 mm, circa 1830

An extraordinary, ornamental carriage clock with Vienna 4/4 strike "Grande Sonnerie", repeater and alarm
Case: brass, firegilt. Dial: silvered, engine-turned centre. Movm.: circular brass full plate movement, chain/fusee, 4 barrels, 3 hammers / 2 gongs, bell, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance.

The engine-turned case is supported in a gilt brass structure in the form of a wicker basket with a woven border and woven handles. Under the drum-shaped case a pair of dogs sits in the basket. The back is open-worked and decorated with an engraved flower lined with a red piece of cloth. Elaborate ornamental ribbons form the carrying handle.

Johann Baptist Rettich was a clockmaker in Vienna. He became a master in 1826; his master piece was a longcase lantern clock, signed and dated 1826. Rettich was clockmaker to the court from 1847 to 1876.
Estimate  1,500 - 4,000 €

Price Realised  6,000 €
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