1 July 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 12,500
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
An Austrian mahogany and satinwood-banded grande sonnerie eight day dachl-uhr
Caspar Kaufmann, Vienna. Circa 1830
The six-light case with architectural pediment, brass adjusting screws and concave moulded base, gilt-brass bezel to two-piece 8½ in. diameter silvered dial with Roman chapter ring and centre signed KAUFMANN IN WIEN, out-set strike/silent lever by I, delicate blued steel hands, the movement with arched plates joined by four pillars, dead beat escapement and strike/repeat on two blued steel gongs of circular section mounted to the seatboard; ebonised wood-rod pendulum, three brass-cased weights, winding key
47¼ in. (120 cm.) high
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Caspar Kaufmann is recorded as a clockmaker 1815-1852. A fine grande sonnerie Viennese wall clock of month duration by him is illustrated, Frederick Kaltenböck, Die Wiener Uhr, Munchen, 1988, p.210, plate 471.
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