5 July 2002,
Price realised GBP 3,585
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A German gilt-metal oval pre-hairspring verge clockwatch
Unsigned. Circa 1600
The gilt oval case with pierced stylised foliate band, turned stem, hinged front cover, latched oval dial with Roman chapter ring, engraved foliate mask, the centre engraved with a town view, single steel hand, gilt movement with engraved spring barrels, turned pillars, countwheel strike on a bell, hog's bristle regulation, dumb-bell steel balance
1 3/8 in. (35 mm.) high
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The spring barrel of the strike train bears the initials MK. This could refer to the clockmaker Mathias Kessborer who was working in Ulm around the turn of the 17th century.
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