13 December 2000
A GERMAN GILT-METAL STRIKING TABLE CLOCK
Signed Wilhülm Köberle, in Eichstädt; first quarter 18th century
The dial with silvered chapter ring with outer concentric Roman I-XII and inner ring engraved 13-24, single blued steel hand, foliate engraved centre, the hexagonal movement with four gilt baluster pillars riveted to the backplate signed Wilhülm Köberle in Eichstädt, foliate pierced and engraved footed balance cock now with plain brass three-arm balance with blued hair spring, calibrated small countwheel with central engraved rosette and small pierced blued steel hand, foliate pieced and engraved table to the barrel set-up, the movement with single fusee and chain with pinned end-capped barrel, the gilt strike barrel typically engraved with flower heads and with an elaborate foliate pierced and engraved gate, the hours struck via a blued steel and gilt hammer cut and chased in the form of a mask, the bell housed in the hinged base with six brass ball feet, the sides glazed to each facet within D-ended gilt-metal frames, the dial framed within a foliate engraved moulding
4½in. (11.5cm.) diam.; 3¼in. 8in. high
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Wilhelm Köberle is listed as being born circa 1648 in Wasserburg/Bodensee. He was married in Eichstädt on 16th February, 1688 and died on 21 August, 1720.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
What leading art, technology and finance specialists said at the inaugural Art +Tech Summit at Christie’s in London
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea