Lot 4
  • 4

A GILT BRASS AND PAINTED METAL TELLERUHR CLOCK, AUSTRIAN, 17TH CENTURY, THE MOVEMENT SIGNED ALBRECHT ERB/INN WIENN |

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 EUR
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Description

  • H. totale 62 x larg. 52 cm ; 24 1/2 x 20 1/2¬† in.
with fruit and foliate scrolls, surmounted by an eagle, the lower part with dolphins

Condition

The illustration of the catalogue is accurate. Attractive piece in good overall condition. Fine chasing. There are the inevitable minor dents, marks and scratches due to age and use. The gilding is slightly rubbed and tarnished in places, particularly to the domed areas. Some metal elements at the top are slightly bumped. Few stains in places and 2 minor cracks on the upper part (left). The back with a floral polychrome decoration on red background. Please note that we do not guarantee that the mechanism is in working order, it has to be checked by a professional.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."