28 January 2015
A GERMAN SILVERED, GILT AND PAINTED METAL QUARTER-STRIKING AND REPEATING AUTOMATON TABLE CLOCK
PAUL MARX, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
The case with dials to the top with time indicated by an angel and a pilgrim revolving to show the hours and minutes respectively, the revolving center with dog and figure of St. Christopher to show the seconds, glazed sides and signed above the mock pendulum aperture 'Paul Marx' and flanked by automaton angels striking the hours and quarters, with strike/silent lever 'N/R' and push repeat button to side, the movement with three plain fixed barrels and striking on two bells
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high, 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) square
Probably Sir Charles Fellows (d. 1860).
Lady Fellows (d. 1874).
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E.J.Wood, Curiosities of Clocks and Watches from the Earliest Times, London, 1866, p. 411.
Lady Fellows bequeathed a collection of watches collected by her husband, the traveller and archaeologist Sir Charles Fellows, to the British Museum in 1874.
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