28 January 2015
A GERMAN GILT AND PATINATED BRASS MARQUETRY QUARTER-STRIKING BLACKAMOOR TABLE CLOCK WITH AUTOMATON
JOHAN GEORG KREITMEIR, MUNICH, MID-17TH CENTURY
The standing figure pointing to the quarter hours on the sphere above, the hours indicated to the base flanked by a monkey and a hound, the figure's head moves at the quarter hour when striking, the monkey spins and the dog leaps at the hour, marquetry and ebonized base; the movement with hexagonal plates joined by chamfered pillars, with chain fusee for time and plain standing barrels for strike trains, later balance, calibrated countwheel, signed 'Johan Georg Kreitmeir / München', striking two bells to the hinged baseplate
12 ½ in. (31.5 cm.) high, 5 ¼ in. (13.5 cm.) wide
Collection del Rey de Suecia.
Collection F. Perez, Barcelona, 1955.
The Grassy Museum, Madrid.
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L. Y. Tejada, Relojes Antiguos 1500-1850, Barcelona, 1955, no. 40.
K. Maurice, Die deutsche Räderuhr, Band II, Munich, 1976, p. 55, fig. 373.
Johann Georg Kreitmeir (b. 1634 - d. 1660).
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