GERMAN ANTIQUE BRACKET CLOCK BY WINTERHALDER & HOFMEIER
A very good quality German figured mahogany Victorian antique bracket clock with boxwood stringing to the front of the case stood on brass bun feet.
The clock has a silvered dial with Roman numerals and features a slow-fast and silent-chime mechanism. The movement is an eight day German Winterhalder & Hofmeier which strikes the hours and half hours on a gong.
Winterhalder & Hofmeier were considered the finest clockmakers in the Victorian era, they came from a family of clockmakers. They were based 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 - 36 cm (14 inches)
Width - 23 cm (9 inches)
Depth - 18 cm (7 inches)
Circa - 1890