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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 415

    A SOUTH GERMAN IRON, GILT-BRASS AND PEWTER STRIKING TELLERUHR

    LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH GERMAN IRON, GILT-BRASS AND PEWTER STRIKING TELLERUHR
    LATE 17TH CENTURY
    The back-painted iron dial plate applied with a foliate repoussé gilt-brass cresting with loop handle above, the pewter chapter ring with Roman numerals and elaborate half hour markers, the gilt-brass centre with chased foliate decoration, single sculpted steel hand, the movement with hinged pierced and engraved cover set with the bell cover with integral bell, circular plates joined by four back-pinned ringed and tapering pillars, chain fusee for the going train and barrel for the strike train, verge and three-arm steel balance escapement with later hairspring regulation, foliate pierced and engraved balance cock and foot, blued steel springs, countwheel with rosette-engraved centre and blued steel pointer
    See movement detail p.30
    54 cm. high (overall), 37.5 cm. diameter


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    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    R. Mühe & H. Vogel, Alte Uhren Ein Handbuch europäischer Tischuhren, Wanduhren and Bodenstanduhren, Munich, 1978, p.159, fig.271
    Klaus Maurice, Die deutsche Räderuhr, Part II, Munich 1976, figs.734-748

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