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ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

1800s  Brass
1 was available / Secondhand
R12,000
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Johannesburg
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ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK - LARGE DIMENSIONS

DIAL SIGNED WARINGS, LONDON (The retailer) 

Rear of clock mechanism engraved W&H sch

The 14.5cm brass chapter ring calibrated for minutes and with single hand, with four pillar pendulum escapement, the frame with slender corner posts, dolphin frets, urn finials and top mounted bell, raised on bun feet and with doors to either side. Sides and back have removable sides - In working order.

Height: 41 cm Weight: over 7 kg

The firm Winterhalder Uhrenfabrik was established in 1810 by Thomas Winterhalder.  Matthäus Winterhalder (1799–1863) took over the work rooms in 1830. In 1850 his relative Johannes Hofmeier (1802-1876) from Schwaerzenbach. They formed the company Winterhalder & Hofmeier. Clocks were marked from there on with the initials W & H Sch.
 
The lantern clock is so named because of the resemblance of the outlines of the clock to a lantern, emphasised by rectangular shaped case with pillars to each side, capped by the domed bell that sits on and covers most of the top of the clock, which is surmounted by a finial. The lantern clock was developed in England after 1600 and similar versions were developed in other countries, during the 17th century. They were the first type of clock to be made from brass (earlier clocks were made from wood and iron) and the first to be widely used in private homes. They were weight driven, and designed to be wall mounted, although often having finials on the bottom of each of the four corners which give the impression of feet.  With the invention of the pendulum in 1656, the works on many lantern clocks were converted by the addition of a pendulum. The original lantern clocks had only one hand, so a lantern clock with two hands is either a conversion, or a later copy, as are most lantern clocks available on the market. 
 
similar clock  on Ebay:
at 985 pounds = approx. R.17,500
 

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

 

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

ANTIQUE WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER BRASS AND IRON LANTERN CLOCK

 


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JAN HOOWJ - PONTE VECCHIO - OLEOGRAPH PRINT
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What a beautiful piece. Thank you!!!!
rated on 15 Feb 2017
GAWIE CRONJE (SA 1930-2007)
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Ecstatic!! Delivery was unbelievably fast!! My painting was packaged beautifully with great protection! Will definitely recommend this seller
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HEZEKIEL NTULI (SA 1912 -1973) - CLAY BUST
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Interesting pieces of work, delivered very smoothly. Many thanks.
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