This is a large, lovely Junghans mantel clock with Westminster Chime.
Junghans Mantel clock with Westminster Chime
Junghans is an Austrian company that manufactured clocks from 1861 to 1922. This clock is a later example. Junghans is a fairly well-respected name.
This one has a pendulum movement; I have seen later Junghans clocks with ‘Balance Wheel’ escapements. I assume they must have been made toward the end of the company’s existence. The examples of Balance Wheel movements that I have seen appeared to be of lesser quality than the pendulum movements. As such, I have avoided collecting them.
The lines on this case are incredible. We have several Junghans clocks in our collection (see below), but this case is out of this world in terms of shelf appeal. A real charmer. One of our favorites. I’ve noted this before, but usually, we don’t have to do much work to Junghans cases, a testament to how appreciated they are, not only across the clock community, but among the general buying and owning public, as well.