Lot 53
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JOHANN PETER MAYR A QUARTER STRIKING ASTRONOMICAL MASTERPIECE CLOCK WITH ALARMAUGSBURG, CIRCA 1740

Estimate
26,000 - 42,000 GBP
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Description

  • A QUARTER STRIKING ASTRONOMICAL MASTERPIECE CLOCK WITH ALARMAUGSBURG, CIRCA 1740
• Movement: substantial posted movement with chain fusees to all three trains, verge escapement with short pendulum and silk suspension mounted in front of the time dial, the striking trains mounted to each side and with their own indication dials, striking and quarter striking on two bells, standing barrel for the alarm, both sides of the movement signed as the regulation dial, signed Johan Peter Mayr, Augspurg• Dial: the front with 3-inch champlevé time dial I-XII twice, enclosing day and night indication and within a double-sided calendar ring engraved with the saint for each day of the year and associated dominical letter, subsidiary dials for the day of the week with associated deity and a zodiacal calendar with, at the centre, a further dial for setting the position of the sun in the zodiac, the small regulation dial above signed Johan Peter Mayr, Augspurg, the rear with an astrolabic dial and subsidiaries for strike/silent, 12/24 hour striking, alarm and dominical letter indication• Case: cube-form With a modern perspex stand and cover
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