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Kelhoff A Manheim
A RARE AND UNUSUAL GOLD DOUBLE SIDED SARCOPHAGUS FORM ASTRONOMICAL WATCH WITH AUTOMATON AND SPECIAL ESCAPEMENT LATE 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
9,00013,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
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Kelhoff A Manheim
A RARE AND UNUSUAL GOLD DOUBLE SIDED SARCOPHAGUS FORM ASTRONOMICAL WATCH WITH AUTOMATON AND SPECIAL ESCAPEMENT LATE 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
9,00013,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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Kelhoff A Manheim
A RARE AND UNUSUAL GOLD DOUBLE SIDED SARCOPHAGUS FORM ASTRONOMICAL WATCH WITH AUTOMATON AND SPECIAL ESCAPEMENT LATE 18TH CENTURY
Movement: unusual cylinder escapement, balance staff with two steel balance wheels of sunburst form
Dial: a row of chapter rings of increasing size for seconds, minutes, hours, date and months, the other side indicating day of the week, moon-phases, and hours between sunrise and sunset numbered 8-16, automaton figure of Chronos, whose scythe marks the hours at the top, chased silver figures of Minerva and of Astronomy seated on the upper most chapter ring, a revolving automaton with four putti emblematic of the seasons, signed on a silver arc
Case: chased basket weave decoration, glazed covers
length 135 mm
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Provenance

Time Museum, Rockford Illinois, Inventory no. 3633

Sotheby's Masterpieces from the Time Museum Part Two, New York, June 19, 2002, lot 56

Catalogue Note

A Kehloff is recorded by Abeler, Meister de Uhrmacherkunst, as working in Vienna, late 18th century, with an example in the Historiches Museum in Basle. Baille records a Friedrich Kelhoff in London noted as insolvent in 1761, but who patented a centre seconds watch with stackfreed in 1764 and a watch with a type of pin wheel escapement in the Ilbert collection.

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