4 July 2007
A GERMAN EBONY, EBONISED, WALNUT, SILVER, RED GLASS AND HARDSTONE MOUNTED PRÜNKUHR CASE
Probably 19th Century, incorporating late 17th Century elements
The case of tabernacle form surmounted by a gadrooned red glass finial, above a copper and brass revolving moon with a brass age of moon disc below, the serpentine shaped cresting with repoussé silver mounts of amorini and foliage, a central silver cartouche showing a classical female with military and scholastic trophies, the four spiral-twisted glass columns with Corinthian capitals, the silver Roman and Arabic dial with foliate repoussé centre, associated pierced and engraved ormolu hands, the moulded stepped and canted plinth with a central drawer and on bracket feet; associated French eight day twin barrels movement
40½ in. (108 cm.) high
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Klaus Maurice, Die Deutsche Räderuhr, Band II, Callwey, 1976, pp.704-721.
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