It is a pleasure to offer a very fine and early Vienna type wall clock of the finest quality and although one of their earliest, and therefore unsigned ,models it is undoubtedly made by the Lenzkirch clock company and the very low serial number of 81430 dates from 1854.
Spring driven clocks of this quality are,(and always have been ),very very rare and such examples appear on the open market seldomly.Amongst the very rare are the miniature ones-this clock is a maimum os 21 inches long to the top of the finial and the enamal dial is only 3 1/2 inches in diameter!
The overall design,proportions and quality are outstanding making this clock much more desirable that the run of the mill clocks that are commonly seen and this can be exemplified by theebony inlay to the walnut casel and the cross banded veneer down the sides of the case.
The 8 day duration movement is of top quality with solid plates and pinions ,not the usual pressed out rubbish.The experts amongst you will recognise the early hands,huge mounting bracket,single screw bridge and pendulum to be the work of Lenzkirch..
The walnut case has developed a lovely patina with very dark areas contrasting with faded areas to give a stunning overall effect.The backboard in veneered in burr walnut which has developed a lovely colour. The clock is only a total of 21 inches long,8 wide and 4 inches deep.The dial is 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
There is no wood worm in this clock
The overall condition is excellent and untouched.The polish and finish are original but as with all antiques there is the odd age related mark such as a little veneer cracks.It appears that the top mouldings have been refinished and there is a tiny amount of damage around the winding hole and the very edge which cannot be seen with the movement mounted in the clock.
The images of this clock will show you all you need to know and I will be delighted to answer any questions from serious parties.
Please note that this is not a modern reproduction .I describe my clocks accurately and welcome any expert inspection whatsoever.There are too many new clocks being sold on Ebay as genuine and too many people eager to snap up a "bargain".May I suggest that if you do not have the knowledge to spot a fake then please find someone who can.I offer a full money back guarantee that this clock is genuine and old and is not a marriage.Genuine clocks may cost a little more money but,like most things in life,you generally get what you pay for.I welcome any professional inspection whatsoever and of course prospective buyers are very welcome to view the clock.
I will ship this clock worldwide and take great care in packing well.
If the but it now price is paid in full I will fully restore the movement,clean the bezel and pendulum etc (whatever the client requires) and deliver and set up the clock with a full 12 months guarantee.For foreign clients I offer free shipping to Europe and the USA (half price to Asia and Australia)in lieu of free delivery under these circumstances.
Lesser offers will be considered a trade sale with the clock sold as described with shipping the responsibility of the buyer
Alternative means of payment are requested if at all possible
Guesstimate shipping rates are as follows :
Asia and Australia £75