"Laterndluhrs", antique clocks, wall clocks, vienna regulators, floor standing clocks

Our main passion are Viennese Biedermeier clocks (regulators) including "Dachluhrs", with durations from one week to one year, longcase clocks and "Laterndluhrs" of fine quality with month, six month and year durations. We also offer spring and weight driven mantel clocks, some with one week movements and carriage clocks from the 18th and early 19th century in the Empire and Biedermeier styles as well as several other clocks with highly sophisticated movements. We have a sensitive approach to restoration - the clock cases are left in their original condition and lightly polished whilst the movements will be professionally cleaned to a working order. This careful work is carried out by highly skilled, professional restorers, who have worked with antiques for many years, many within international museums.
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Floor standing regulator by Balke, Prague circa 1840Longcase regulator, Prague circa 1840Regulator by Wenzel Balke, Prague circa 1840Longcase regulator clock by Wenzel Balke, Prague circa 1840floor standing regulator, Prague circa 1840

Floor standing regulator by Wenzel Balke, Prague circa 1840Longcase clock by Balke, Prague circa 1840floor standing clock by Balke, Prague circa 1840Biedermeier regulator by Balke, Prague circa 1840

Signed: „Wenzel Balke in Prag“, circa 1840
Height: 206 cm, width: 42 cm, depth: 27 cm; duration: 190 days
Cherry wood veneered case with ripple molding and capitals, enamel dial with open middle section and enameled seconds ring. Elaborately realized blued steel hands, engine turned bezel, inner ring and seconds ring, round skeleton movement (round plates), pedestal mounted movement, ebonized to highlight its various parts. The escape wheel is visible behind the seconds ring, delicate star shaped wheel crossings. Graham escapement with laterally and vertically adjustable lever, caps. Barrel mounted in sturdy cogs behind movement, maintaining power. Weight runs behind pendulum. Second pendulum with knife-edge suspension and heavy bob with regulating nut. The pendulum consists of three glass rods and is suspended at the upper pendulum segment, which forms a circle around the motion work between blind plate and front plate.

Compare: Clock by Frantisek Major in Jicinc, National Technical Museum in Praha, Inv.Nr. 45157.

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floor standing clock by Balke, Prague circa 1840

Photo: Manfred Lach