An Austrian Arabic ‘Augenwender’ figure, Biedermeier mantel clock, ca. 1820.
An Austrian Biedermeier bronzed and gilt carved wood figural striking mantel clock with blinking eyes, ‘Augenwender’, early 19th Century. The standing male Arabic figure playing bag-pipes, flanking the clockcase on rockwork, white Arabic enamel chapter ring with engine turned gilt-brass centre, moon hands, short duration twin barrel movement with anchor escapement and strike on gong; pendulum, winding key. High 46 cm., W 32, D 14. Price on request
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