A very good quality late Victorian mahogany arched top bracket table clock with quarter columns and brass string inlay. The clock has a silvered dial with slow-fast and silent-strike mechanism. The clock has a German Winterhalder & Hofmeier ting tang movement which strikes the quarters, half hours and hours on two gongs.
The movement back plate is stamped with the makers name:-
Winterhalder & Hofmeier were considered the finest clockmakers in the Victorian era, they came from a family of clockmakers. They were based in Germany’s Black Forest region. The company was established in 1810 by Thomas Winterhalder, and was continued by his three sons Matthäus, Karl and Linus.
Thomas’ son Matthaus took over in 1830 and in 1850 Anton Hofmeier joined the company, who was himself a clockmaker and relative to the Winterhalder family. The company then became known as Winterhalder and Hofmeier.
Height - 14 inches
Width - 11 inches
Depth - 7 ½ inches
Circa - 1890