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A small and very attractive early eight-day Dachluhr. The size is almost miniature. The case is made from well figured cherry wood with boxwood stringing. It has a typical pedimented roof with an opening hood door. There is then a triangular moulding leading down to the lift out main trunk door. This door arrangement is an early feature carried over from Laterndluhrs. The clock has a typical under curved base with two brass stabilizing screws to either side.
The eight-day weight driven movement has a deadbeat escapement and round topped plates. The crutch mechanism has the usual screw adjusted beat setting. The clock has a steel rod pendulum with large brass bob and a brass enclosed weight. The pendulum runs against a beat plaque in the bottom of the case.
The white enamel dial is signed for the maker ‘Johann George Dicker in Wien.’ It has nicely shaped blued steel hands and is surrounded by an engine turned and gilded bezel.
Length: 28½” (72 cm)
The maker Johann George Dicker is noted as being active in the first half of the 19th century and working around 1830. There is a clock by him in the Stender Collection.
1) The pendulum rod appears original but the bob has been replaced prior to our first purchase in 2010.
2) Minor veneer damage has been repaired.
3) The beat scale is a replacement.