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Lot No. 171*
Lot No. 171*
Estimate  11,000 - 20,000 €
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French, Height 120 mm

, circa 1580

A rare tabernacle clock with hour strike


Case: brass, firegilt, engraved, square section, detachable dome and base. Dial: gilt, Roman numerals, engraved with foliage in the recessed center, single blued iron hand. Movm.: brass movement in two levels, gut/fusee for going train, barrel for striking train, 1 bell (hammer lacking), locking plate for strike mechanism, later balance and spring.

This is an incredibly rare, gilt brass table clock in the form of a French tabernacle clock, with a square layout and walls that are all-over engraved. Both sides are engraved with a vase and fantasy birds, back and front are decorated with flowers and tendrils. A small gothic-style window on the right side shows the movement. The detachable dome with urn finial is open-worked and ornamented with chased flowers, dolphins and volutes; the cupola is separated in four segments by diagonal straps. An urn sits in each corner of the tower. The winding arbors sit in the base, which is also detachable.
#48189
Case: very good, dents, repaired
Dial: very good
Movm.: good, repaired, to be restored, re-built

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