Pustertaler wall clock

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Description

AUSTRIAN WALL CLOCK,
a so-called PUSTERTALER, c. 1700
 

Case
The movement is housed in a painted iron case. There are two painted doors to the sides, giving access to the movement. The case is surmounted by a bell, behind a pierced fret

Dial
The polychrome iron dial has a chapter ring with Roman hour, half-hour, Roman quarter-hour and Arabic five-minute divisions. The centre has a painted star-shaped motif. The corners are embellished by painted spandrels. The time is indicated by a pair of pierced iron hands.

Movement
The12-hour, weight-driven birdcage movement of this Pustertaler clock has going and striking trains. The going train has verge escapement with a short front pendulum (a so-called Kuhschwanzpendel – ‘ox-tail pendulum’). The hour-striking train indicates the hours on the bell.

Note
The Pustertal (Puster valley) is situated in the southern region of Austria, South Tirol, close to the Italian border.

Features

Origin Austria
Period 1700
Height 33 cm
Width 19 cm
Depth 15 cm
Reference 02202
Price

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