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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 723

    PENDULETTE AUTOMATE

    PROBABLEMENT AUGSBOURG, PREMIER QUART DU XVIIE SIECLE

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    PENDULETTE AUTOMATE
    PROBABLEMENT AUGSBOURG, PREMIER QUART DU XVIIE SIECLE
    En métal doré et ébène, figurant un chien allongé finement ciselé, ses yeux bougeant au rythme de l'échappement, sa machoire et sa queue bougeant lorsque l'horloge sonne, la partie supérieure de la base dorée d'un cadran gravé de chiffres romains à aiguille unique en acier, la base quadrangulaire décorée de volutes, le mouvement poinçonné "AM/W" dans un écusson, restaurations
    Hauteur : 16 cm. (6¼ in.), Largeur : 19.5 cm. (7 2/3 in.), Profondeur : 12.5 cm. (4 7/8 in.)


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    La présente pendule est à rapprocher de celle, également automate et figurant un chien, oeuvre du maître IF, vendue chez Sotheby's, New York, dans la collection Masterpieces from the Time Museum, 13 octobre 2004, lot 516. Une pendule de table par le maître non identifié "AMW" et datant de la fin du XVIème siècle figure dans les collections du British Museum à Londres.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Ce lot a été acquis auprès de la Galerie J. Kugel, Paris.
    This lot was purchased from Galerie J. Kugel, Paris.


    Literature

    Bibliographie comparative :
    K. Maurice, Die deutsche Räderuhr, Vol. II, Munich, 1976, fig. 330-336b
    K. Maurice & O. Mayr, The Clockwork Universe, german Clocks and Automata 1550-1650, New York 1980, pp. 266-267, fig.96
    D. Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Atglen, 1999, p. 35, fig. 3-3


    Post Lot Text

    A SOUTH GERMAN GILT-METAL AND EBONY STRIKING AND AUTOMATON FIGURAL CLOCK
    AMW, PROBABLY AUGSBURG, SECOND QUARTER 17th CENTURY
    Modelled with a recumbent chased gilt-metal dog, its eyes moving to the beat of the escapement and its jaw and tail moving when the clock strikes, resting on a gilt-metal platform inset with an engraved Roman dial with single steel hand, above an ebony plinth applied with gilt-metal conjoined scroll mounts, with ring-turned columns to the angles and resting on four gilt-metal bun feet; the movement with rectangular plates secured with four square steel pillars held with gilt-metal nuts, gut fusee for the going train and fixed barrel for the strike train, verge and steel balance escapement, unpierced countwheel for strike on bell with faceted hammer, the back plate engraved with two lines to its border, steel clicks to the going train set up and conforming spring to the strike hammer, the back plate stamped "AM/W" within a shield; restorations

    An automaton dog table clock of related design, by the maker IF, was sold Sotheby's New York, Masterpieces from the Time Museum, Part IV, Vol I, 13 October 2004, lot 516. A table clock stamped by the unknown maker "AMW" and dating from the later part of the 16th Century is in the Collection of the British Museum.