• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 579

    A GERMAN GILT-BRASS QUARTER-STRIKING HEXAGONAL TABLE CLOCK

    LUCAS SPRENGEL, WJENSBÜRG. MID 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GERMAN GILT-BRASS QUARTER-STRIKING HEXAGONAL TABLE CLOCK
    LUCAS SPRENGEL, WJENSBÜRG. MID 18TH CENTURY
    THE CASE SET ON PAW FEET DIVIDED BY (LATER) TURNED FINIALS, SILVERED FRAMED GLASS PANELS TO THE SIDES, HINGED BASE PLATE WITH TWO BELLS SECURED WITH BLUED STEEL BELL STRAPS, THE FOLIATE ENGRAVED DIAL WITH SILVERED ROMAN AND ARABIC CHAPTER RING, PIERCED BLUED STEEL HANDS, THE SHORT DURATION MOVEMENT WITH FIVE BACK-PINNED PILLARS, ENGRAVED BARREL FOR THE STRIKE TRAINS AND CHAIN FUSEE FOR THE GOING TRAIN, VERGE AND BALANCE ESCAPEMENT WITH GILT AND PIERCED BALANCE BRIDGE, TWO ENGRAVED HAMMERHEADS SHAPED AS MYTHOLIGICAL BEASTS, THE BACKPLATE SIGNED LUCAS SPRENGEL WJENSBüRG; WINDING KEY
    15.5 CM. DIAM. X 10 CM. HIGH


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    THE NAME OF THE CITY IN THE SIGNATURE IS SPELLED WJENSBüRG, THIS COULD POSSIBLY BE THE TOWN FLENSBURG, FLENSBURG IS THE CENTRE OF THE REGION SOUTHERN SCHLESWIG. AFTER KIEL AND LüBECK IT IS THE THIRD LARGEST TOWN IN SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN.

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    Provenance

    WITH PETERS' OUDE KUNST, TILBURG.