VIENNA REGULATOR FRANZ MUSY IN WIEN Ca. 1820
Signed: FRANZ MUSY IN WIEN.
The brass weight-driven movement of this beautiful clock is constructed between rectangular plates. It consists of going train only. The going train has dead-beat escapement and long pendulum, which has knife-edge suspension and is mounted on the backboard.
The circular enamel dial has a Roman chapter ring with five-minute and minute divisions. The time is indicated by a fine blued-steel pair of shaped hands. The maker has signed the dial above the middle FRANZ MUSY IN WIEN.
The mahogany-veneered pine case is embellished with lemon wood line inlays. The front and sides each have two rectangular windows, one small at the top and one large below. The top of the case is decorated with a triangular tympanum. Two adjusting screws are mounted at the bottom of the case.
Duration 1 week
Height: 87 cm.
Width: 10,5 cm.
Depth: 27 cm.
*Price € 11000
– F.H. van Weijdom Claterbos, Viennese Clockmakers and what they left us, p.. 256.
– J. Abeler, Meister de Uhrmacherkunst, p. 444
Franz Musy was born in 1768 and active as a clockmaker. He was registered in 1817 as a clockmaker and died in 1829.