The present clock belongs to a small group of similar figures by the Nuremberg maker Paullus Schiller, master in 1617, d.1634. (Maurice op. cit., p.55, figs. 376-381). One of this group, fig. 381, sold from the collection of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge, Christie's, Paris, 23/25 February 2009, lot 721.