• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 465

    A GERMAN CAST-IRON 'FER DE BERLIN' NIGHT TIMEPIECE

    PROBABLY BERLIN, CIRCA 1830

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    A GERMAN CAST-IRON 'FER DE BERLIN' NIGHT TIMEPIECE
    PROBABLY BERLIN, CIRCA 1830
    Modelled as a cherub kneeled on a fluted pedestal, holding aloft a circular bezel with ruby coloured glass dial chapter ring centred by an ormolu flower shaped dial, gilt-brass hands, with an English brass watch movement signed John Parker, Liverpool 15871, probably late 18th century, balance wheel escapement and chain fusee
    38 cm. high


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    Cast iron night clocks of related design are illustrated in W. Arenhövel, Eisen statt Gold, Preussischer Eisenkunstguss aus dem Schloss Charlottenburg, dem Berlin Museum und anderen Sammlungen, Berlin 1982, pp. 214-224

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