Antique Ting Tang Striking Mahogany Bracket Clock W & H (47) - For Sale
Antique Ting Tang Striking Mahogany Bracket Clock W & H (47)
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This truly is a stunning Victorian mahogany bracket clock, which is of superb grand proportions. This is a superb clock made by the renowned makers Winterhalder & Hoffmeier in Schwarzenbach, Germany. The movement is lovely being quarter striking with a 'ting tang' strike.
The arched dial is silvered and is set out with Roman numerals the silvered dial is in lovely condition. The dial is covered with glass framed in brass and is finished with pretty fingers. The arch to the dial contain the facility to regulate the clock namely the 'FAST/SLOW' and also the 'CHIME / SILENT' facility. The case has a lovely shaped curved top which is finished with superb shaped moulding and two lovely petite finials. The dial is flanked with quarter reeded columns which are finished with lovely brass inlay to the base of the column. The clock is raised on pretty little brass bun feet.
The clock is happily ticking away and keeping good time having recently been cleaned and serviced. The movement is lovely and clean as can be seen from the photographs The clock chimes one 'ting tang' on the quarter past, two 'ting tangs' on the half past and three 'ting tangs' on the quarter to. Finally it then strikes the hours on the hour.
The movement is accessed by a door to the rear which has a fretted metal panel lined in red fabric which allows the sound of the gong to attenuate. The movement is stamped with 'W & H Sch 3' which is the trademark for the renowned makers Winterhalder & Hoffmeier in Schwarzenbach, Germany. These were regarded a one of the finest clockmakers of the Victorian period. In addition this clock comes complete with it's original pendulum and winding key.
Anton Winterhalder married the daughter of Johan Hofmeier and established a factory, moving to Neustadt in 1895. Four of Antons sons followed their father in business each having his own factory with Linus Winterhalder co-ordinating. The firm made high quality clocks mainly for the English market.
The approximate MAXIMUM dimensions are:
- 11.5 inches wide
- 7 inches deep
- 14.25 inches high
The clock is Victorian and dates to circa 1890.