Lot 8
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GERMAN, STAMPED CK AN IMPORTANT AND MASSIVE EARLY GILT-BRASS HOUR STRIKING CLOCK WATCH WITH STACKFREED, ALARM AND ASTROLABIC DIALCIRCA 1575

Estimate
43,000 - 60,000 GBP
Sold
87,500 GBP
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Description

  • AN IMPORTANT AND MASSIVE EARLY GILT-BRASS HOUR STRIKING CLOCK WATCH WITH STACKFREED, ALARM AND ASTROLABIC DIALCIRCA 1575
• Movement: iron, verge escapement, brass barrels, dumb-bell foliot, hog's bristle regulator, brass count wheel, brass dial with alarm setting disc, brass contrate wheel, iron strackfreed mounted to the backplate with decoratively engraved and gilded cam, straight iron chamfered pillars, striking a bell to the inside case back, locking gate for striking decoratively pierced and engraved in the form of a half horse/half dragon, backplate stamped CK within a shield• Dial: gilded astrolabic dial, solar and lunar indicators, around the outside Roman numerals running twice in suceession 1-12 and 1-12 with touch pins above, the rete with months and date, within which are a selection of fixed named stars, the engraved plate beneath the rete calibrated for 50 degrees north, ecliptic with zodiac named and with degrees, at the centre a lunar indication showing age and phases of the moon and the very centre with aspectarium • Case: gilt-brass, the lid pierced and engraved with heart-form apertures, a grotesque mask at the centre, together with fantastical birds' heads, the case back similarly decorated with a half-figure in a suit of armour with helmet to the centre, surrounded by imaginary beasts including dragons' heads and birds' heads, all amongst scrolling foliage, the band pierced with stylised pillars and with bezels of geometrically engraved decoration above and below
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