AUCTION : 1019

Lot#: 798

DESCRIPTION: Austria, a mid 19th century musical painting clock, the gilt frame with applied floral and foliate ornament, the oil on canvas painting with landscape featuring a lake, buildings and a fenced mansion with tower containing the clock, and populated with numerous figures, some fishing, others washing clothes, and a boy with toy boat, roman numeral white enamel dial with steel hands, French two train movement with square plates and large barrels signed "Wurtel", the two tune music box signed "F. Rzebitscher Musikwerk Fabrik In Prag"
CONDITION: painting cleaned and with cracquelure, frame dirty and with minor losses, some areas with gold paint, particularly the upper right corner, dial with a few hairlines, hands with rust, movement dirty, ticks and strikes, pendulum replaced, some steel components with surface rust, music box dirty, plays well, barrel with replaced teeth, linkage between the movements and start/ stop lever with poor repairs, not working
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $650
CIRCA: 1860
DIMENSIONS: 28in x 31.5in x 8in

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