A miniature German Black Forest 'Sorg' wall clock, circa 1840

A miniature German Black Forest 'Sorg' wall clock, circa 1840

Price: € 7250

Offered by Gude & Meis Antique Clocks



A miniature German Black Forest 'Sorg' wall clock, circa 1840 A miniature German Black Forest 'Sorg' wall clock, circa 1840 A miniature German Black Forest 'Sorg' wall clock, circa 1840 A miniature German Black Forest 'Sorg' wall clock, circa 1840 A miniature German Black Forest 'Sorg' wall clock, circa 1840 A miniature German Black Forest 'Sorg' wall clock, circa 1840

A lovely small wall clock with alarm. One-day movement with alarm on a bell.

Sorguhren, or Sorg-clocks

The group of miniature clocks to which this lovely timepiece belongs is called Sorg-clocks’ named after Joseph Sorg. This clockmaker from Neustadt in the Black Forest Germany was the first to make these miniatures. Although some other clockmakers also made them his name stuck to the type.

The Dial

The 4.6-cm enamel dial has Roman numerals. The pointed hands are made of blued steel and the alarm disc is made of engraved brass. The dial is fitted in an arched pressed brass surround with flower basket and garlands.

The movement

The wood posted movement (Holzgespindelt) is driven by a weight and has day duration. It is regulated by anchor escapement in combination with a pendulum. The movement also has an alarm which strikes on the bell surmounting the case.

The Case

The movement is fitted in a wooden case with doors to both sides. It is suspended on the wall by a suspension hoop and four spikes.

Reference
500-145
Sizes
10 x 6 x 6.5 cm

Offered by

Gude & Meis Antique Clocks

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 60
1017DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 6129742
http://www.gudemeis.com/

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