MINIATURE ‘ZAPPLER’ Ca. 1840 Austria

Carriage clocks Varia


Signed: Carl Stifft
Circa 1870

The spring-driven day-going movement is constructed between vertical brass bars. It consists of a going train only, with a short front pendulum oscillating in front of the dial (cow’s tail). The movement is wound from the back.

The elegantly shaped front has a white enamel dial with an Arabic chapter ring with minute divisions. The time is indicated by a pair of pierced brass hands. The front is engraved depicting scroll motifs and is signed: Carl Stifft.

The brass case is richly and elegantly engraved and is protected by a glass dome on a circular base, which rest on three ball feet.

Duration 1 day

Height 4 cm.
Diameter 3 cm.

F.H. van Weijdom Claterbos, Viennese clockmakers and what they left us, p. 306.

The maker
Karl Stifft worked in Vienna, Neubaugasse 78 from 1867 to 1878.


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