AUCTION : 0519

Lot#: 274

DESCRIPTION: J. Paul Hellmuth, Nuremberg, Germany, Vienna-style regulator wall clock, 8 day, time only, weight driven movement with center seconds and seconds-beating compound pendulum in a hardwood case with walnut veneer, two piece white enamel dial with roman numerals and black steel hands.
CONDITION: the case has been refinished and is very glossy. Finials are replacements. Trefoil hands have been painted black. There are two small hairline cracks near 4:00 on the dial. The movement bears the Hellmuth trademark-- a helmet with the letters "UTH". The glasses are modern. Note that the suspension point for the pendulum is about a third of the way down the case and the " double bob" pendulum is suspended on a knife edge at that point. The clock is visually interesting because the pendulum beats more slowly than the eye expects.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 42in x 13.5in x 6in