A LATE 18TH CENTURY AUSTRIAN EBONISED QUARTER CHIMING AND REPEATING TABLE / BRACKET CLOCK SIGNED ‘JOHAN BENTELE A SALZBURG NO. 650’
the case with shallow bell top surmounted by a Rococo style brass handle and flanked by flaming finials, the sides with arched, glazed panels, on a plinth base, the break-arch enamelled dial painted with a riverside scene, with Roman chapter ring and Arabic outer ring, the two day triple train movement striking the quarters on one bell and the hours on another, with pull repeat for the hours and quarters, the backplate signed ‘Johan Bentele a Salzburg No. 650’, with pendulum,
The movement is ticking and striking and the pull repeat is working but not fully tested or guaranteed.
Johann Bentele came from a distinguished family of clockmakers and created clocks for churches in Salzburg such as St Peter’s in 1780 as well as the cathedral clock in 1799.