Antique Lenzkirch Clock Bronze Porcelain 19th C. Large
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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Timepieces: Clocks: Pre 1900: item # 1041280
Please refer to our stock # 2319 when inquiring.
Laguna Beach, California
(949) 246 3952
|Grand antique 19th Century Lenzkirch porcelain and bronze mantel clock. Exceptional sharp detailed chasing in the Bacchanal themed bronzework including garlands, flowers, bows framed by two Bacchus faces (see close up photos). Bacchus is the promoter of civilization, law giver, lover of peace and patron of agriculture and the theater – a symbol of working with Nature’s bounty and wisdom to create a civilized and beautiful world. This piece features striking regal maroon porcelain body, porcelain face with Arabic chapters and finely crafted filigree gilt hands. The eight day twin train movement striking on the hour and half-hour is signed with the iconic Lenzkirch hallmark “ Lenzkirch – the pine cone logo, A G U (“Aktien Gesellschaft fuer Uhrenfabrikation = “Company Stock for jewelry maker”) 1 Million, with serial numbers 71 above and 306300 below the hallmark. This serial number places the date of this clock between 1875 and 1880. Therefore it was made circa late 1870s. Lenzkirch one of the finest German clockmakers, is the oldest clock maker from the Black Forest area; founded in 1849 in Lenzkirch, Germany. Dimensions: 22” high X 13” wide X 10” deep. The movement keeps excellent time. Strong demand for these fine Lenzkirch pieces of art, culture, engineering and history is demonstrated by publicly recorded sales including $5,000 for Lot 32 “Biscuit Porcelain Mantel Clock with Lenzkirch movement” at Christie’s New York on June 11, 2010 and the sale price $7,850 for the Lenzkirch clock stock # 4335 at Antiquesonhanover.com. Own this piece for a great value.|