• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 307

    A BOHEMIAN SILVER REPOUSSE, ENGRAVED AND FISHSKIN TRIPLE CASED COACH WATCH WITH ALARM AND REPEAT

    FERDINAND ENGELSCHALK, PRAGUE. CIRCA 1700

    Price Realised  

    A BOHEMIAN SILVER REPOUSSE, ENGRAVED AND FISHSKIN TRIPLE CASED COACH WATCH WITH ALARM AND REPEAT
    FERDINAND ENGELSCHALK, PRAGUE. CIRCA 1700
    The pierced and engraved inner case decorated allover with foliage, strapwork, birds, mascarons and centred by a rozette flanked by the two winding holes engraved with W (Weckerwerk) and G (Gehwerk), hallmarked below the bell -hallmarks not identified-, glazed bezel to silver dial with Roman numerals and outer Arabic five minute divisions, central alarm disc, blued steel hands, engraved gilt-brass movement with five square baluster pillars, chain fusee for the going train, two spring barrels for repeat and alarm, three hammers on single steel bell, three-spoked spring balance escapement, pierced and engraved balance bridge, silvered regulation disc, the backplate signed Ferdinandt Englschalkh Prag, the second pierced, engraved and repoussé silver case with a central scene depicting Apollo and Diana surrounded by figural cartouches emblematic for the elements, the third outer case overlaid with fishskin and studded edge; later winding key
    The inner case 10 cm. diam.; outer case 13 cm. diam.


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    Ferdinand Engelschalk (Engelshalkh/Englschalkh) was recorded to be working in Prague circa 1700-1713, possibly he moved to Germany and was active in the towns of Würzburg and Friedberg circa 1720-1730.

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