Early in the year we were offered this beautiful "RA" Vienna Regulator. "RA" stands for "Retard/Advance" which is often shown on a porcelain insert on round pendulums on clocks of this genre. It had belonged to the parents of the consignor.
So the clock was shipped to us and we have since cleaned up the case, replaced three finials (which took eons to accomplish) and had the movement fully serviced.
Physical: The walnut case, which measures 43"h x 15.625"w x 7.5"d is in very good condition. There have been repairs to the tabs on the left and right side of the crown. We thoroughly cleaned and overcoated the case with Howard's Restore-a-Finish to add back faded color and then thoroughly waxed the case.
The 5.25 diameter porcelain dial with decorative center and repoussé pendulum are original to the case and in excellent physical condition. (Repoussé or repoussage is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief.) The front glass is bubbly, so original. We assume the same for the sides as the case literally would have had to be dismantled to change it out and that does not appear to have been done.
Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike movement is in excellent mechanical condition. When it went to our tecnician he discovered some missing teeth on a gear and repaired them. He is one of the top technicians on the west coast so you can count on his work to keep the clock running for years (service it every 3-5 years).
Comments: This is a stuning clock worthy of serious condition. We presently have it hanging between two large mirrors in our master bath and it looks fabulous there as it will in your home or office.
Shipping: This clock will be shipped by UPS ground. Generally, their fees also include packing and packing materials. However, in this case, the clock was shipped to us by UPS and the (elegant) double-box packing materials were not damaged or dinged up in transport, so we saved them. We don't normally do any packing but will in this case which will save you a lot of money as you will only have to pay for shipping and insurance, not packing that could approach the cost of shipping!
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