Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Early Black Forest Sorg Augenwender

The last clock that was just posted was a miniature Augenwender, with Jockele movement.

This next piece is even smaller and earlier! This Sorg Augenwender was made in the first half of the 19th C.

The movement in this clock is a “Sorg” just 3.5” high including a 1” bell. If you do not count the bell the movement is 2.5” from top to bottom. It can easily fit into the palm of your hand.

This movement is Time, Strike, Alarm and Automation. The movement is not only a wood plate movement, but it also has wood arbors…and the trains are front to back.

Although unsigned, it patterned after Clocks made by Joseph Sorg. (see previous post of Sorguhr for more info)
The painting of Zinc is of a noble man. The painting is 4.5” wide X 5.5” high. The dial is only 1.75 inches.

Although most Sorguhren were done in the traditional shield style (as can be seen in a clock shown earlier)… Sorg movement were cased in a wide variety of cases.

The movement range from Time only, Time and Alarm, Time and Strike, Time Strike and Alarm… some even have automation as well, as can be seen in this example.

I look forward to sharing other BF miniatures out of the collection in the not to distant future.


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