Longcase

"Laterndluhrs", antique clocks, wall clocks, vienna regulators, floor standing clocks

Our main passion are Viennese Biedermeier clocks (regulators) including "Dachluhrs", with durations from one week to one year, longcase clocks and "Laterndluhrs" of fine quality with month, six month and year durations. We also offer spring and weight driven mantel clocks, some with one week movements and carriage clocks from the 18th and early 19th century in the Empire and Biedermeier styles as well as several other clocks with highly sophisticated movements. We have a sensitive approach to restoration - the clock cases are left in their original condition and lightly polished whilst the movements will be professionally cleaned to a working order. This careful work is carried out by highly skilled, professional restorers, who have worked with antiques for many years, many within international museums.
If you look for a type of clock you cannot find in our offer, please contact us, as only a part of our storage is online. We are pleased to get in contact with you.

floor standing clock by Seiffner in Budapest, circa 1795longcase clock by Seiffner, Budapest circa 1795floor standing clock by Franz Seiffner in Budapest, circa 1795floor standing clock by Seiffner, Budapest circa 1795long case clock by Seiffner, Budapest circa 1795long case clock by Seiffner, Budapest circa 1795Portrait of Mihaly Pollak, Hungarian National Museum

CLASSICISTICAL LONGCASE CLOCK
Signed: „Franciscus Seiffner fecit Pesthini“
Budapest, circa 1795
Height: 223 cm, duration: eight days
Mahogany veneered case in the form of a fluted pillar, carved and gilt mouldings and crest, enamel dial, center sweep second's hand, perpetual calendar with retrograde date display, jumping date, indication for week day with daily regents, month with  signs of the zodiac (in symbols), indication of the four seasons, excentric indication of time, fire gilt brass hands, gilt engine turned bezel, recoil escapement, spring suspension, brass rod second's beating pendulum.    

Clockmaker repair signature at the plate:„Johan Hillrich hat das Schlagen von seiner Erfindung zu gerichtet 1833 den 1. Nov.“

There is one „Laterndluhr“ by Seiffner in the Kiscelli Museum in Budapest. Compare longcase clock in form of a pillar in the Geymüller-Schlössl (MAK, Vienna, inv.no. 1480) or a longcase clock by Fertbauer in the Clock Museum (Uhrenmuseum / WienMuseum) in Vienna, pictured in: Frederick Kaltenböck: Die Wiener Uhr. Wien – Ein Zentrum der Uhrmacherei im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert, Munich 1988, p. 27, fig. 26.

Provenance: Mihály Pollack (1773 Vienna - 1855 Pest) famous Austrian-Hungarian architect of the neoclassicism, studied at the Vienna Academy of Arts, important buildings: Hungarian National Museum and Ludoviceum in Budapest or the castle of Palatin Joseph, the brother of Emperor Franz I. in Alcsut.

Portrait of Mihály Pollack by Mór Than, circa 1850 (Hungarian National Museum,, Budapest / © Hungarian National Museum / © MNM (Inv.Nr. TKCs 2311).

floor standing Vienna regulator by Lehrner regulator by Lehrner in Viennafloor standing clock by Franz Lehrner, Vienna 1830floor standing clock, Vienna circa 1830longcase clock by Franz Lehrner, Vienna circa 1830

LONGCASE CLOCK
Signed: "Franz Lehrner in Wien", circa 1830
Height: 200,5 cm, duration: 120 days
Mahogany veneered case with box stringing, closed head, enamel dial, second's indication, blued steel hands, wide engine turned and fire gilt bezel, deadbeat escapement, big wheel, oval weight, maintaining power, knife edge suspension, gridiron pendulum with six steel rods and one brass rod.

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Floor standing regulator by Balke, Prague circa 1840Longcase regulator, Prague circa 1840Regulator by Wenzel Balke, Prague circa 1840Longcase regulator clock by Wenzel Balke, Prague circa 1840floor standing regulator, Prague circa 1840

Floor standing regulator by Wenzel Balke, Prague circa 1840Longcase clock by Balke, Prague circa 1840floor standing clock by Balke, Prague circa 1840Biedermeier regulator by Balke, Prague circa 1840

LONGCASE CLOCK
Signed: „Wenzel Balke in Prag“, circa 1840
Height: 206 cm, width: 42 cm, depth: 27 cm; duration: 190 days
Cherry wood veneered case with ripple molding and capitals, enamel dial with open middle section and enameled seconds ring. Elaborately realized blued steel hands, engine turned bezel, inner ring and seconds ring, round skeleton movement (round plates), pedestal mounted movement, ebonized to highlight its various parts. The escape wheel is visible behind the seconds ring, delicate star shaped wheel crossings. Graham escapement with laterally and vertically adjustable lever, caps. Barrel mounted in sturdy cogs behind movement, maintaining power. Weight runs behind pendulum. Second pendulum with knife-edge suspension and heavy bob with regulating nut. The pendulum consists of three glass rods and is suspended at the upper pendulum segment, which forms a circle around the motion work between blind plate and front plate.

Compare: Clock by Frantisek Major in Jicinc, National Technical Museum in Praha, Inv.Nr. 45157.

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floor standing clock by Balke, Prague circa 1840

Photo: Manfred Lach

 

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LONGCASE CLOCK
Signed: „Wenzel Balke in Prag“, circa 1840
Height: 206 cm, width: 42 cm, depth: 27 cm; duration: 190 days
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Signed „Rauschmann Budan“ (Budapest), circa 1830
Height: 74,8‘‘ (190 cm), duration: one year

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Height: 190 cm, duration: 15 month (460 days)
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Signed: „Jos: Jessner in Wien“, circa 1815
Height: 203 cm, duration: 40 days
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