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A GERMAN GILT-BRASS AND EBONY STRIKING AND AUTOMATON URANIA CLOCK
A GERMAN GILT-BRASS AND EBONY STRIKING AND AUTOMATON URANIA CLOCK
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A GERMAN GILT-BRASS AND EBONY STRIKING AND AUTOMATON URANIA CLOCK

PAULLUS SCHILLER, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1620/30

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A GERMAN GILT-BRASS AND EBONY STRIKING AND AUTOMATON URANIA CLOCK
PAULLUS SCHILLER, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1620/30
The plinth with frieze drawer, the figure holding rotating sphere with hours, her head and arm moving when striking; the rectangular plates joined by plain ringed pillars, with engraved fixed barrel for time and plain fixed barrel for the strike, the bottom plate with inset calibrated steel countwheel and later spring balance, floral engraving and signed 'Paullus Schiller'
8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high, 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) wide, 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) deep
Literature
C. Vincent, Northern European Clocks in New York Collections, New York, 1972, p. 19.
K. Maurice, Die deutsche Räderuhr, Band II, Munich, 1976, p. 55, fig. 380.
M. Smith, The Art of Time, Greenwich, 1999.
Exhibited
Northern European Clocks in New York Collections, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 4 January – 28 March 1972, inv. no. 32, inventory label 'L. 1971.93.11'.
The Art of Time, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, 18 December 1999 to 19 March 2000.

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Lot Essay

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.

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