Lot 11
  • 11

Unsigned, Augsburg

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
Sold
6,875 USD
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Description

  • A COPPER GILT CRUCIFIX CLOCK
    EARLY 17TH CENTURY
  • HEIGHT 13 1/2 IN (34 CM)
• gilt verge movement, now lacking, stackfreed and balance assembly, engraved barrels • count-wheel engraved with Arabic numerals • crucifix case surmounted with a brass ball fitted with a revolving silver chapter ring engraved with Arabic hour numerals, further mounted by a spread-winged bird looking downward, the cross flanked by standing figures of Mary and John the Baptist and with a skull and crossbones at the base, the cross further fitted with openwork scrolls • the movement contained within an engraved balustrade gallery hinged to reveal the movement and mounted upon a spreading base engraved with flowers and scrolls, raised on three brass feet

Catalogue Note

For similar crucifix clocks see Maurice, K., Die Deutsche Räderuhr, C.H. Beck, Munich, 1976, figs. 407-412.
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