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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 410

    A German large engraved gilt-brass and gilt-copper hexagonal table clock with quarter strike and alarm


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    A German large engraved gilt-brass and gilt-copper hexagonal table clock with quarter strike and alarm
    Johannes Buschman the Younger. Third quarter 17th Century
    The case with engraved upper borders and D-ended glass side panels, the hinged base plate also engraved with leaves and mounted with two bells within brass straps, on six hairy paw feet, the dial engraved with foliate designs to its border and centre, the bezel with quarter hour and Arabic five minute indications, silvered I-XII chapter ring with inner 13-24 calibration, the centre with silvered alarm-setting disc, two gilt-metal hands, strike regulation by 15 and alarm release by 60, the short duration movement secured in the case with blued steel catches, with hexagonal plates joined by part-ringed tapering pillars secured with nuts to each end, chain and fusee for the going train and spring barrels for the hour and quarter strike trains, verge and steel balance escapement, with pierced and engraved cock and regulated by a steel lever with two pins, calibrated by a pointing finger, the countwheel calibrated 1-12 and mounted with a central steel rosette mount, with quarters calibration to the side, striking the hours and quarters via engraved brass zoomorphic hammers on bells to the underside and with alarm via plain steel hammer on the quarter bell, signed Johan Buschman/Junger, the back plate also stamped G and W
    22 cm. wide

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    The son of Johannes Buschmann the Elder, Johannes II was born circa 1632, made Master and married in 1654 and died in 1674. He was the father of Johannes III, who moved from Germany to become the English maker John Bushman. He worked for the Duke of Braunschweig.
    The paw feet on the present clock are unusual, although winged paw feet are shown on a square table clock by Johannes' brother, David Buschmann, dating from circa 1660 (see Klaus Maurice, Die deutsche Räderuhr, Part II, Munich, 1976, figs.600).

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    Please note the measurement should read 18 cm. wide, and not as stated in the printed catalogue.