Clock 29

Mantle

19.5 x 10 x 6 inches

Walnut, three train, time, four quarter striking bracket clock with repeat on demand, Boss signed Carolus Camlosy (Karl Kamiloschi), Wien, made in Vienna possibly for the Dutch market, circa 1780 with later restorations.

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Case: 19.5" x 6" x 10" this is a bracket clock with the case made in the English style (commonly seen in Vienna). The case is stained walnut with the pediment in the shape of an inverted bell with Dore bronze carrying handle and the four corners of the case supplied with Dore bronze urn and flame finials. A flat overhung cornice sits above the rectilinear glazed dial door and the inner edge of the door frame surrounding the glass is decorated with gilt ripple moldings. The upper door carries two spandrel ornaments of fenestrated gilt metal in a foliate patter backed by wood or cloth. The sides of the case have astragal shaped side lights above which there are oval aperture to allow sound to be emitted from the case and they are again covered with fenestrated gilt metal cutouts. The back of the case has a rectangular glazed door with key locking. A concave molding leads down to the base molding which rests on four Dore bronze fluted toupie feet.

Dial: The dial sits in the arched wooden dial mat inside the door. The mat appears to be a course grained wood, perhaps stained oak. This is an arched brass dial plate with applied brass Roman hour chapter ring with black enameled numerals, foliate engraved half hour markers, Arabic numerals placed every five minutes around the outside of a scalloped closed minute ring done in the Dutch style. (The use of a serpentine minute track is sometimes seen in Vienna and it may indicate that the clock was made for the Dutch market.) There are Dore bronze applied floral wreath spandrels, each held in place by a screw at the center. The dial center has a penny faux pendulum aperture above and otherwise is ornamented with floral engravings. The lunette has a brass boss signed in the anglicized version for the clockmaker, "Carolus Camlosy" whose German name was "Karl Kamiloschi". Despite the anglicizing of his name there are two subsidiary dials just below for Strike/Silent (chime silent) and Repeat/silent which are engraved in German. Each of the subdials is painted blue in the center and is screwed into place with two white metal screws.

Movement: This is a rectangular solid heavy brass movement with four corner brass tubular cuffed pillars and a central version of a knopped pilla. The pillars are pinned at the front plate. The rear plate has a floral engraving in the center of the plate with a signature at the bottom, perhaps the engraver. The back plate is not signed. A short cowtail pendulum and bob hangs from the pendulum suspension at the back and connects directly with the escapement. There is a crown wheel escapement at the top which is powered by three­barrel springs which power the clock for 8­14 days and cause four quarter striking on a set of two bells placed above the movement.

Condition: Case: The seatboard is newer wood and has likely been replaced. Below the seatboard from the rear one can also see two large blocks of wood which forms the seat inside the case. These are also newer than late 18th century  The brass inserts in the door spandrel and above the side lights are not old.  Carolus was not listed in any book or online as Carolus Camlosy, look under Karl Kamiloschi in order to find a Viennese listed clockmaker about who very little is known.