An important Swedish cartel clock made in Stockholm circa 1790. In the manner of Ernst Philip Thoman.
The case in gilt wood and the movement by Johan Gladman Stockholm. This cartel clock presents a tribute to the biggest Swedish maritime victory of all times in the Swedish/Russian war 1788 -1790. The decorations associates to Duke Charles interior in the Hogland hall at Rosersbergs castle where Gustaf af Sillen designed trophy groups that were executed by Ernst Philip Thoman.
The Duke wanted to manifest his success as major admiral during the naval battle at Hogland in 1788.
The crown shows crossed flags, spears, ax and guard with a centrally placed shield and helmet. The base has artillery pieces in the form of mortars and canons. On each side of the watch house are quivers and torches aimed at enlightenment and freedom. In front of the pendulum is a lightning fire of four flashes, an attribute often associated with Jupiter who was the king of gods in Roman mythology.
H. 112 cm W. 50 cm
Excellent condition, minor wear consistent with age.