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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 373

    A SWISS BLACK FORREST CARVED WOOD STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK 'JAEGERUHR'

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BRIENZ

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SWISS BLACK FORREST CARVED WOOD STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK 'JAEGERUHR'
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BRIENZ
    Naturalistically carved with two standing stags, the base with a partridge nest flanked by foliage, the circular wooden dial applied with enamel Roman chapters, the (later) eight day twin barrel movement with spring balance escapement and strike on gong below
    117 cm. high


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    Brienz was a well known centre of woodcarving in the second half of the 19th Century. In 1862 the Drawing and Modelling School of Brienz was founded and became the centre of the Brienz carving industry. This school enabled carvers to work in an orderly fashion and make original and high quality creations.
    See also: Andri Ammelounx, Black Forest Bears, Swiss woodcarvings 1870-1920, Pallatine 2007

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    Pre-Lot Text

    CLOCKS AND BAROMETERS (LOTS 373-399)