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    Sale 2810

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    7 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 35

    A SOUTH GERMAN ORMOLU STRIKING AND REPEATING TRAVEL CLOCK WITH ALARM

    HEINRICH SCHMIDTBAUER, BAMBERG. CIRCA 1740; THE ENAMEL DIALS REPLACED BY VONDERHEID, WIEN, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH GERMAN ORMOLU STRIKING AND REPEATING TRAVEL CLOCK WITH ALARM
    HEINRICH SCHMIDTBAUER, BAMBERG. CIRCA 1740; THE ENAMEL DIALS REPLACED BY VONDERHEID, WIEN, CIRCA 1800
    The rectangular foliate engraved case with rectangular glazed side panels, door to the reverse with two bells, repoussé dial plate with white enamel dial signed VONDERHEID.RENOVATUM.A.WIEN., Schl=Nicht/Schlagt regulation above, repeating via side button next to 8, short duration twin barrel chain fusee movement with balance spring verge escapement, pierced and engraved balance cock inset with a ruby, the backplate with champlevé alarm disc inscribed Spath/Früh, striking the hours with two hammers on one bell, the alarm striking with one hammer on the second bell, signed on the backplate Heinrich Schmidtbauer/Bamberg, with leather travelling case; winding key
    18 cm. high (handle up)


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    Heinrich Schmidtbauer or Schmittbauer, Bamberg (1738-1765). Valentin Vonderheid, recorded working in Vienna from circa 1800-1847, see also Jürgen Abeler, Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, Wuppertal 1977, pp.562 and 636.
    For travel clocks or so-called Reiseuhren of comparable outline please see: Renate Möller, Uhren von der frühen Eisenuhr bis zur Armbanduhr, München, 2005, p. 97, for a clock by Johann Schmidtbauer with a silver dial, circa 1740 and H.M. Vehmeyer, Clocks their origin and development, Vol I., Gent 2004, nr. G49, p.196-197 for a clock made in Augsburg, circa 1730.

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