A very fine Viennese mahogany Laterndluhr with grande sonnerie striking and of 8 days duration.

The case of typical form but significantly longer than the standard clocks has a slide-off hood with roof top pediment and lift out, glazed, centre and bottom doors. The veneers of a particularly richly figured mahogany are strung throughout with slender boxwood lines.

The one piece enamel dial has a very elegant engine turned bezel and blued steel hands, the hour pierced, the minute with long counterpoise .The chapter ring has Roman numerals written with the greatest delicacy and double minutes circle with heavier strokes at the five minutes and triangles at the quarters.

The movement with chamfered top corners to the plates and secured to a wood seatboard supported on wood brackets is of the finest workmanship, so typical of the best Regulators of the period. Deadbeat escapement with maintaining power and decorative gridiron pendulum rod supported from the backboard. Grande sonnerie striking on gongs sounds the hours and every quarter with the preceding hour and may be set to Strike or Silent with pull repeat at will. A good set of brass cased weights are suspended on pulleys with four crossings.

Date: circa 1825

Height: 45 in (114 cm)

* Ignaz Marenzeller is shown in the Dr Hofer records as being a citizen of Spitlberg in 1831. The Sobeck Collection contains these two fine examples of his work:

Fig. 1. An 8 day Laterndluhr timepiece with complications signed Mayer & Marenzeller.
Fig. 5. A month going Laterndluhr with grande sonnerie strike and three subsidiary dials.
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