Lot 413
  • 413

South German, late 16th century

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 USD
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Description

  • Renaissance quarter striking table clock
  • the associated pierced balance cock signed Hanet¬†√† Paris
  • gilt bronze
  • height 4 3/4 in.; 12 cm., diameter of dial 7 1/8 in.; 18 cm.
  • South German, late 16th century
7 1/8  in. dial with outer minute ring enclosing the hour dial numbered I-XII twice in both Roman and Arabic numerals and further 1-6 four times, a band of finely engraved birds and foliage separating an inner dial numbered as the hour ring, the brass and iron movement with plain steel pillars, fusees and chains for the going and striking trains and spring barrel for the quarter train, verge escapement with later balance, the associated pierced balance cock signed Hanet A Paris, quarter striking on two bells, the large count ring set into the backplate, the drum case engraved with scrolling foliage and flowers, the stepped base resting on four feet in the form of two scrolls terminating in cherubim, the underside with floral pierced and engraved plate, extensive later alterations and replacements

Condition

The movement is functioning at the time of cataloging however has not been tested for accuracy of time nor length of power reserve. Movement fitted with a ruby-set elevated balance wheel and signed Paris. Plates and wheels with modifications overall to allow for a balance-spring type movement. Movement oxidized and scratches overall, modifications to the gear train for verge escapement to be coupled with balance. Case in fair condition, modifications overall to plug holes, bottom later and associated.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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