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A GERMAN LARGE ENGRAVED GILT-BRASS STRIKING CRUCIFIX CLOCK
A GERMAN LARGE ENGRAVED GILT-BRASS STRIKING CRUCIFIX CLOCK
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A GERMAN LARGE ENGRAVED GILT-BRASS STRIKING CRUCIFIX CLOCK

CASPAR PFAFF, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1630

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A GERMAN LARGE ENGRAVED GILT-BRASS STRIKING CRUCIFIX CLOCK
CASPAR PFAFF, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1630
The orb finial with rotating hours and indicator, the base with figures of the Virgin Mary and St. John flanking the Cross; the movement with circular plates joined by turned pillars, replaced balance wheel, gut fusee for time and engraved fixed barrel for strike, steel calibrated countwheel and strike on bell to hinged base, stamped to bottom plate 'CAS PFAF'
20 ½ in. (52 cm.) high, 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diameter at base
Literature
C. Vincent, Northern European Clocks in New York Collections, New York, 1972, p. 18.
K. Maurice, Die deutsche Räderuhr, Band II, Munich, 1976, p. 58, fig. 410.
Exhibited
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Northern European Clocks in New York Collections, 4 January – 28 March 1972, inv. no. 22, inventory label 'L. 1971.93.8'.

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Lot Essay

Caspar Pfaff (b. circa 1564 - d. 1639) active circa 1599 (see also lot 68).

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