A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600
Property of a distinguished Italian collector
A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600

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A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600
A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600
A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600
A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600
A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600
A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600
A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600
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A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Property of a distinguished Italian collector

A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600

A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

17,640

GBP

Description

Property of a distinguished Italian collector

A Renaissance gilt, patinated and painted bronze and ebony automaton table clock with stackfreed, German, circa 1600


the movement with brass octagonal plates, standing barrels to both trains, steel wheelwork throughout with the exception of the replaced brass crown wheel, stackfreed to the going train with verge escapement and foliot, numbered external locking plate striking on a bell, the case in the form of a figure standing by a leaf-cast pole supporting a time globe, indicating the time with a pointer and turning his head as the hour is struck, a small monkey seated at his feet, the moulded octagonal ebony veneered base with turned gilt feet

28.5cm. 11¼in. high

Condition report

Movement is complete and would just run at cataloguing but is very much in need of a clean and fresh oil, crown wheel replaced but otherwise appears to retain the original wheelwork. Case and figure has marks andminor chips throughout commensurate with age, some damage to front moulding of base. with a winder.


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Catalogue note

A very similar clock was sold Sotheby's New York, Masterpieces from the Time Museum, 13th October 2004, Lot 515.