4 July 2007
A German red tortoiseshell, ebony, silver, ormolu and paste gem mounted prunkühr case
Late 17th Century
Of tabernacle form, modelled with a female figure to the cresting, flanked by figures of angels atop volute side pieces, with screaming mask mount above oval relief medallion depicting a female figure and angels atop a nimbus, with amorini below, one holding a book and the other a harp, the sides with floral vase mounts to one register and further classically-draped female figures standing on projecting scrolls to the register below, mounted with six spiral-twist columns with ormolu composite capitals, above stepped and moulded base applied with multi-coloured foil-backed gem mounts and raised on tapering square section feet; with associated later silvered repoussé dial and French eight day twin barrels movement
38½ in. (98 cm.) high
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Klaus Maurice, Die Deutsche Räderuhr, Band II, Callwey, 1976, pp.704-721.
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