This recumbent hound model is from a small group attributed to Augsburg makers by Klaus Maurice (K. Maurice, Die deutsche Räderuhr, Band II, Munich, 1976, pp. 51-52, figs. 330-336b). A further example with maker stamp AMW sold from the collection of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge, Christie's, Paris, 23-25 February 2009, lot 723. The Pazzio signature almost certainly refers to the date of adaptation to pendulum in 1689.