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K. Maurice, Die deutsche Räderuhr, Volume II, Munich, 1976, figs. 376-381
D. Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Atglen, 1999, p.40, fig.3-13
Galerie J. Kugel, Paris.
Post Lot Text
A SOUTH GERMAN GILT-METAL AND EBONY STRIKING AND AUTOMATON FIGURAL CLOCK
PAUL SCHILLER, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1620-30
Modelled as a figure of reclining Urania, who moves her head and wand when the clock strikes, supporting a revolving globe banded with a chapter ring, indicating the time via a wand, above pierced gilt-metal frets and ebony plinth with ripple-moulded borders, a key drawer to one side, the top hinged and opening to reveal the movement; the rectangular plates joined by six pillars secured with steel nuts, stackfreed planted on the back plate, the fixed time barrel engraved with figures of a man and a woman, the fixed strike barrel plain,