OUR LATEST ACQUISITION
1850’s Uhrenträger figurenuhr (clock peddler)
Below are some photos of my recent acquisition which is a circa 1850 clock peddler. As you can see it is in stunning condition for being 168 years old. The movement is also in perfect running condition and it keeps perfect time running 24 hrs on a single wind.
This is “not” one of your typical clock peddlers that you see occasionally for sale that are made of cast metal. This one is an original clock peddler from the 1800's that is hand fabricated from thin sheets of tin.
The movement is a spring driven heavy brass plate movement that has an real porcelain dial face with all the minutes defined. "please note that the clock is only 2 1/2" tall so it is extremely small. As you can also see in the photos it is a silk suspension movement and is quite smaller than the very sought after sorg clocks. The additional shielded clock that he is carrying on his back also has a porcelain dial face and has real hands rather than a faux clock face with painted hands.
The peddler is also mounted to a linden wood base not a metal base as found in the newer versions. This is a true museum piece and which an example of this style is found in Berthold Schaaf’s book on antique Black Forest clocks. I will follow up with a detailed video showing the inner workings on this miniature clock movement.