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Renaissance

"The Lion and the Lioness", Swiss and English, circa 1790


 The Lion and the Lioness , Swiss and English, circa 1790 A very rare and historically interesting gilt-metal, gold and enamel coach-watch with astronomical regulator dial

Estimate
120.000 - 200.000 €

Realised
186.000 €

I.S.W., Breslaw (Wroclaw), circa 1630-1650


I.S.W., Breslaw (Wroclaw), circa 1630-1650 An extremely important astronomical "Türmchenuhr" table clock with quarter strike and hour strike

Estimate
125.000 - 140.000 €

Realised
142.900 €

Christiaan Huygens, Den Haag, circa 1685


Christiaan Huygens, Den Haag, circa 1685 The Perfect Marine Balance Longitude Clock "BALANCIER MARIN PERFAIT"

Estimate
600.000 - 1.000.000 €

Realised
702.550 €

"Orpheus Clock", circa 1570


 Orpheus Clock , circa 1570 Highly important Southern German large astronomical horizontal table clock, so far undocumented

Estimate
250.000 - 400.000 €

Realised
366.000 €

Master's mark "MD", Augsburg, circa 1610


Master's mark MD , Augsburg, circa 1610 An important Renaissance clock "The Upright Lion"

Estimate
70.000 - 90.000 €

Realised
91.500 €

Master's mark "CW", attributed Caspar Werner, circa 1548


Master's mark CW , attributed Caspar Werner, circa 1548 An important Nuremberg Renaissance piece of museum quality; earliest dated and monogrammed table and pendant watch

Estimate
100.000 - 150.000 €

Realised
237.200 €

"HS" (attributed to Hans Schniep, Speyer), circa 1580


 HS (attributed to Hans Schniep, Speyer), circa 1580 An important, one-handed splendour coach clock with hour self strike from Southern German origin

Estimate
40.000 - 80.000 €

Realised
75.000 €

"Passion Clock", circa 1580


 Passion Clock , circa 1580 An unique Renaissance automaton clock of museum quality - most probably from Augsburg

Estimate
75.000 - 100.000 €

Realised
85.400 €

Master's mark "MK", probably Augsburg, circa 1580


Master's mark MK , probably Augsburg, circa 1580 A very fine and rare, oval, one-handed pre-balance Renaissance watch with hour self strike and alarm

Estimate
16.000 - 25.000 €

Realised
57.350 €

G(ilbert) Martinot, Paris, circa 1560


G(ilbert) Martinot, Paris, circa 1560 A fine remarkable Renaissance-style turret clock with one hand and very unusual quarter strike mechanism

Estimate
18.000 - 30.000 €

Realised
46.000 €

Mathys Bockels in Haerlem, circa 1625


Mathys Bockels in Haerlem, circa 1625 An important egg-shaped gold enamel miniature verge pocket watch

Estimate
100.000 - 130.000 €

Realised
110.050 €

Peter Antoni Schegs in Nürnberg, circa 1687


Peter Antoni Schegs in Nürnberg, circa 1687 A highly important minute striking astronomical Nuremberg tower clock

Estimate
60.000 - 70.000 €

Realised
103.700 €

"I.E/W.", probably Johan Eichstedt, circa 1680


 I.E/W. , probably Johan Eichstedt, circa 1680 An astronomical Grande Sonnerie horizontal table clock in museum like quality

Estimate
85.000 - 100.000 €

Realised
97.600 €

Anonymous, Augsburg, circa 1600


Anonymous, Augsburg, circa 1600 An important Augsburg automaton clock with quarter hour/hour strike and alarm

Estimate
80.000 - 100.000 €

Realised
79.300 €

"WA", probably Flandern, circa 1580


 WA , probably Flandern, circa 1580 An important, small Renaissance wall clock with hour strike and alarm

Estimate
55.000 - 70.000 €

Realised
83.550 €

"HP" (Hans Pohl at Olmütz), circa 1570


 HP (Hans Pohl at Olmütz), circa 1570 A single hand early portable watch of museum quality

Estimate
40.000 - 60.000 €

Realised
54.600 €

Michel Schultz à Dantzick, circa 1660


Michel Schultz à Dantzick, circa 1660 An important, astronomical hexagonal pre-balance table clock

Estimate
26.000 - 29.000 €

Realised
39.700 €

"VS" (Ulrich Schniep, Munich), circa 1580


 VS (Ulrich Schniep, Munich), circa 1580 An astronomical, single-handed, square cased horizontal table clock of museum quality

Estimate
22.000 - 30.000 €

Realised
39.700 €

"Sitting Bear", circa 1580


 Sitting Bear , circa 1580 An important Renaissance automaton clock

Estimate
35.000 - 45.000 €

Realised
36.600 €

Rock Crystal Table Clock, circa 1580


Rock Crystal Table Clock, circa 1580 An important, small, probably French Renaissance table clock with striking train

Estimate
12.000 - 20.000 €

Realised
30.500 €

Master's mark "JW" Jacob Wideman at Augsburg, circa 1650


Master's mark JW Jacob Wideman at Augsburg, circa 1650 An important square cased table clock with quarter hour self strike/hour self strike

Estimate
20.000 - 30.000 €

Realised
27.300 €

South German / James Gorham, Kensington, circa 1640 / 1810


South German / James Gorham, Kensington, circa 1640 / 1810 A fine and rare blackamoor clock with automaton

Estimate
6.000 - 8.000 €

Realised
19.850 €