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A GERMAN GILT-METAL AND EBONY STRIKING AND AUTOMATON LION CLOCK
A GERMAN GILT-METAL AND EBONY STRIKING AND AUTOMATON LION CLOCK
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A GERMAN GILT-METAL AND EBONY STRIKING AND AUTOMATON LION CLOCK

AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1630

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A GERMAN GILT-METAL AND EBONY STRIKING AND AUTOMATON LION CLOCK
AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1630
The automaton eyes and tongue/jaw moving on the hour, the silvered dial showing 24 hours with steel hand; the movement with brass plates joined by steel pillars, chain fusee time and plain fixed barrel for strike, balance wheel to top plate, countwheel to bottom plate, strike to bell on underside
8 ¾ in. (22 cm.) high, 11 in. (28 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. 51, fig. 326.
Exhibited
Northern European Clocks in New York Collections, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 4 January – 28 March 1972, inv. no. 28.

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Lot Essay

Three other similar clocks are recorded: at the Schwenningen, Hellmut-Kienzle-Museum and the Württembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart (Maurice II (op cit) figs. 324 and 325), and one by Johann Oth Halleicher in the John Gershom Parkington Collection (Capt. R. Meyrick, The John Gershom Parkington Memorial Collection of Time Measurement Instruments, Ipswich, 1979, pp. 16/17, No. 19TC.

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