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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 349

    AN AUSTRIAN ASH GRAND SONNERIE LATERNDL-UHR

    ANTON HOLMBERG, VIENNA, MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN AUSTRIAN ASH GRAND SONNERIE LATERNDL-UHR
    ANTON HOLMBERG, VIENNA, MID-19TH CENTURY
    The nine-light case of architectural form, with brass leveling screws to the lower sides and silvered beatscale to the inside, with engine-turned ormolu bezel to silvered Roman chapter ring signed 'ANTON HOLBERG IN WIEN', the center engraved with foliate scrolls and flowerheads, blued steel hands, the three train movement with rectangular plates joined by four front-pinned pillars, delicate wheelwork with four crossings and skeletonized flies, Graham-type dead beat escapement, striking the hours and quarters on two blued steel gongs, trip repeat, with strike/silent lever by I, the backboard with brass suspension block for steel rod pendulum three brass weights, crank key
    48 in. (122 cm.) high, 12 in. (30 cm.) wide


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF REGINALD F. LEWIS
    (LOT 349)