Art Nouveau Dogs wall clock


This striking weight-driven wall clock is a rare example of a metal Black Forest wall clock, dating from the turn of the 1900s.

The shaped rectangular dial is hammered pewter. Two dogs flank the clock dial, and are raised in shallow bas-relief. The clock numerals are heavily stylised for the Art Nouveau period, with overlapping numerals for the 10 and 12. The raised areas are painted in black, with some red numerals and yellow dog collars and foliage.

The small weight-driven two train movement has wooden plates and strikes the hours and the passing of the half hour on a bell. The gearwork is fully visible from the sides of the clock as the movement is not enclosed within a case.
The two pine cone weights are typical of cuckoo clocks made in this German region.

The clover-shaped matching hands have white tips to make it easier to tell the time.

The pendulum bob is a flat painted metal disk.

The height of the dial is 10 inches (26cm), but to achieve its maximum duration the clock needs a total height of around 6 feet 2 inches (190cms).

Overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.

Ref: Ch833

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