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Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Elias Weckherlin, Augsburg
AN OCTAGONAL VERGE WATCH WITH LATER DIAL AND LATER ROCK CRYSTAL AND SILVER MOUNTED CASE MOVEMENT CIRCA 1645, CASE AND DIAL 19TH CENTURY
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, flat two-arm balance, decoratively pierced and floral engraved screwed-on balance cock and long foot, worm and wheel set-up with blued steel brackets, turned baluster pillars, fusee and chain, elaborately signed Elias Weckherlin, Aug
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Dial: later brass dial, Roman numerals with quarter hour divisions, mounted on original gilded dial surround chased and engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage
Case: later rock crystal with geometrically engraved silver mounts, plain ring pendant
length including pendant 63mm, width 37.5mm
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Catalogue Note

Elias Weckherlin is recorded by Abeler in Meister der Uhrmacherkunst where it is noted that he was married in 1646 and died in 1688. For further examples of Weckherlin's work see: Sotheby's London, The Willard H Wheeler Collection, 16 October 1961, lot 56 (gold and enamel verge watch) and Sotheby's London, 9 December 1968, lot 147 (hexagonal table clock).

Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Geneva