Lot 3
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A RENAISSANCE EBONY, LAPIS LAZULI AND GILT-MOUNTED ASTRONOMICAL MONSTRANCE TABLE CLOCK WITH CROSS-BEAT ESCAPEMENT, CASPAR BUSCHMANN II, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1590

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 GBP
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Description

2¼-inch dial with calendar and lunar indications, a subsidiary dial below decorated in polychrome enamels with the attendant deities for the days of the week, the fusee movement with lipped barrel and cross-beat escapement, the double foliot mounted on the backplate and with winged cherub head terminals, the striking train with standing barrel and external numbered locking plate striking on a bell, the backplate further mounted with foliate pierced and engraved cocks and stamped .C A. B V. for Caspar Buschmann II, the monstrance case with domed top and female figure surmount above pierced and engraved frets, side panels and rear door and insets of lapis lazuli, the moulded base with a concealed frieze drawer, on gilt bracket feet
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