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Details & Cataloguing

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

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Wurm
A GOLD AND PASTE-SET MINIATURE TIMEPIECE WITH VISIBLE BALANCE CIRCA 1830
Movement: brass full plate, cylinder escapement, stamped Wurm
Dial: silver engine turned dial, Roman numerals, outer minute ring
Case: gold rococo style, framed with columns and chased and engraved scroll work and floral swags, pineapple finial, case sides and back decoratively engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage, the back with apertures for winding and shuttered aperture for regulation, garnet-set bezel, aperture for visible balance set with translucent green enamel over a chased ground and with garnet- and pearl-set cock, four scroll-form feet
height 63mm
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Catalogue Note

A seemingly identical timepiece, which may be the present lot, was sold at Antiquorum Geneva, 18-19 April 1998, lot 142. The timepiece is almost certainly of Austrian manufacture and a Carl Wurm from Vienna is listed by Brian Loomes in Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World (21st Century Edition, p.862). 

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

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Geneva