• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 232

    A PRUSSIAN GILT-BRASS GRANDE SONNERIE HEXAGONAL TABLE CLOCK WITH DOUBLE HOUR STRIKE

    WOLF HEINRICH GAUER, KÖNIGSBERG. THIRD QUARTER 17TH CENTURY AND LATER

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    A PRUSSIAN GILT-BRASS GRANDE SONNERIE HEXAGONAL TABLE CLOCK WITH DOUBLE HOUR STRIKE
    WOLF HEINRICH GAUER, KÖNIGSBERG. THIRD QUARTER 17TH CENTURY AND LATER
    CASE: framed glass side panels, on winged lion feet to all corners, hinged base plate with turn catch and set with hour and quarter bells; regilded
    DIAL: engraved winged cherub spandrels, replaced silvered chapter ring with foliate engraved centre, replaced blued steel hands
    MOVEMENT: with six ringed tapering pillars, single chain fusee for the going and three engraved fixed barrels for the strike trains, later verge and balance escapement with replaced pierced and engraved balance cock, signed 'Wolf Heinrich Gauer Königsberg', pierced and engraved cock to blued steel set up ratchet, the hammers with engraved zoomorphic heads; restorations, adaptations to trains and under dial work
    4 in. (10 cm.) high; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide


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    Wolf Heinrïch Gauer is recorded working in Königsberg, Germany circa 1675.
    A quarter striking hexagonal table clock, by the Danzig maker Johann Eichstedt, in a case of closely related design to the present clock and supported on similar lion feet sold, Christie's Amsterdam, The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important Clocks, 19 December 2007, lot 411.

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