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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 629

    A GERMAN WALNUT HOOD CLOCK WITH 'SCHEEPJESMECHANIEK' (AUTOMATON SHIPS)

    LORENZ FURTWÄNGLER & SOHNE. LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN WALNUT HOOD CLOCK WITH 'SCHEEPJESMECHANIEK' (AUTOMATON SHIPS)
    LORENZ FURTWÄNGLER & SOHNE. LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    With Dutch style polychrome painted brass dial with aperture showing ships rocking against an icy sea, silvered chapter with matted centre, seconds ring centred by date aperture, sectors for month and day of week inscribed in Dutch, penny moon above VI, eight-day four pillar movement, Dutch strike on two bells, the back plate stamped LFS 49176; pendulum, two brass weights, crank key, door key
    118 cm. high


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    The manufacture LFS was founded by Lorenz Fürtwangler in 1836 in Furtwangen. LFS was known for their good quality precision movements and well build cases, production was at its height circa 1900. After the Great War production reduced drastically, the factory closed in 1929.

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