28 January 2015
A GERMAN ENGRAVED GILT-BRASS AND EBONIZED QUARTER-STRIKING TABLE CLOCK
ANDREAS STAHEL, AUGSBURG, FIRST QUARTER 17TH CENTURY
The architectural case on an ebonized plinth with fielded panels, the silvered dial to front with hours and later hands, silvered strike indication dial to rear of plinth, both dials with traces of enamel; the movement with baluster pillars and pierced and engraved cages, later converted to pendulum, with chain fusee to the going train, gut wood fusee to the countwheel strike and gut fusee to the quarter striking, stamped 'A S' within a shield to the backplate, further movement to base striking a bell, adaptations
19 ¾ in. (50 cm.) high, 10 in. (25.5 cm.) wide, 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) deep
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K. Maurice, Die deutsche Räderuhr, Band II, Munich, 1976, p. 83, fig. 651.
Andreas Stahel (b. 1560/61 - d. 1634/35), 'small clock maker', son of the clockmaker Bernhard Stahel, active from 1589, Georg Christoph Lutzenberger was an apprentice (see lot 31).
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