Secessionist Jugendstil Clock
Copper, brass, and art glass
Austria, c. 1890-1910
Hammered and pinned sheet metal relief decorated with a rooster and an owl with center panel in green slag glass, dial face with sun rising above hands in the form of gilt snakes, movement stamped PMK, ht. 13 3/4 in.
Note: The Mühlhauser & Pleskot firm (aka Josef Mühlhauser and Jos. Mühlhauser & Sohn) is listed in Hans-Heinrich Schmid's Lexikon der Deutschen Uhrenindustrie: 1850-1980. By 1883, some 25 workers were making about 180 clocks a week. The PMK trademark was apparently used for only a few years, and Pleskot's name is no longer found after 1888. The Mühlhauser firm was still mentioned as of 1912.