Lot No. 248 (90th Auction)
P. Filassier, Height 230 mm, circa 1600

An important, probably Flemish Renaissance wall clock with hour strike and alarm, very fine engraved figures of the apostles Peter and Paul
Case: copper, firegilt, square design; front and sides elaborately decorated with winged putti heads and foliage scrolls. Front with small oval medallion showing the Virgin Mary, signed "P. Filassier". The left side with a hinged door showing a very fine engraving of the apostle Peter holding a book and a key, the right side has a matching engraving of the apostle Paul holding a sword and a book. The four corners are decorated with Tuscan pilasters; the top part of the clock has a bell and an open work dome with ribbon and carved figures of Pegasus, vases in the corners. The back has an indentation for fixing the clock to the wall. Dial: applied silver hour chapter ring with Roman numerals "I-XII". Alarm disc in the centre, engraved with wind rose and sun-ray motif, Arabic numerals, two single iron hands. Movm.: brass frame, brass weight driven going train via 3 cords, 1 hammer, count wheel for striking mechanism, rim foliot, verge escapement, side mounted alarm.

A nearly identical clock, signed "P. Filassieri F." is illustrated and described in "Masterpieces of Watchmaking" by Luigi Pippa, Milan 1966, p. 12ff.
Estimate  20,000 - 30,000 €

Price Realised  29,200 €
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