We have a large number of vintage and antique clocks currently listed along with an equally impressive collection of old music boxes and other very nice antique and vintage collectibles. Be sure to have a look at our. This is a wonderful find of a very rare, very well made, wooden 8 day Westminster Chime wall clock that was created about 65 years ago in "Germany" by Friedrich "Mauthe, " one of the finest quality clock makers in the world. The case is made entirely of wood and finished in a blend of walnut shades.
The finish has a great patina and a tiny bit of alligatoring to it as well; very nice! There is a formed and curvy glass crystal inset near the bottom allowing for easy viewing of the brass pendulum as it swings back and forth; no cracks or chips that I can see.
The top is a beautiful scroll shape and there are wooden columns on either side of the dial. Fancy wood trim accents the sides and at the base of the top as well. The top of the case is actually a hinged wood frame door that is secured with a metal latch on the side. There is a convex glass crystal inset into the door; no cracks or chips here either.
The door opens easily to allow access to the winding arbors on the dial, setting the correct time, and for hanging the brass pendulum. The metal dial has a brass outer bezel and a a goldtone backdrop featuring large, easy to read, black Roman numerals at the hour marks and matching fancy metal hands to point out the time. The name, "Mauthe" appears here on the dial in his familiar calligraphic logo script.
The back of the clock is wood too and all hardware appears to be intact. The clock is equipped with a pendulum style, key wind movement produced only by Mauthe that lasts for about 8 days on a single wind. This clock plays music too! At the quarter hour mark, the clock plays a beautiful, four-note melody on five golden metal chime bars inside the case; eight notes at the half hour mark, twelve at the 3/4 hour mark, and the full sixteen note melody at the top of each hour.
The clock will then chime the current number of hours at the top of each hour, just like Big Ben in London! This is a magnificent clock to be sure and the ideal size too measuring about 16" high, about 5 1/4" deep, and about 13 at its widest point.
The clock works quite well here, keeps good time, and the chimes are heavenly. The movement was serviced recently but keep in mind, this is an old clock and we don't know the full service history so some adjustments may be necessary once the clock arrives at its new home.
We always advise our clock customers to service their antique or vintage clocks at least once every three years. Doing so will keep a classic timepiece like this one, healthy for years to come. The clock comes complete as shown with a brasstone metal pendulum and the winding key. I've looked the clock over fairly well and note some nicks here and there but nothing detracting. This clock is simply gorgeous and will certainly impress anyone seeing or hearing it in your home, office, or wherever it is that you care to showcase a magnificent German timepiece with a fabulous legacy.
If you like this item and I'm sure you do, then I know you'll love the other items. Check back frequently since we're listing a lot of antique/vintage items as time allows! We'd be glad to send more pictures if available; just ask! My wife and I have been accumulating lots of nice antiques and other collector items over the years. But now is a good time to start clearing out the things we no longer wish to keep.We do all that we can to accurately describe each item to the best of our ability. Day following the close of sale. Be sure to add commits to your favorites list. The item "NICE RARE WORKING FRIEDRICH MAUTHE GERMAN 8 DAY WESTMINSTER CHIME WALL CLOCK" is in sale since Wednesday, December 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Vintage (1930-69)\Wall".
The seller is "commits" and is located in Yucaipa, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.