Lot No. 85 (91st Auction)
Southern German, Height 230 mm, circa 1570

A small turret clock with hour strike and alarm
Case: copper and brass, firegilt, square, curved base with floral engravings. Body with four corner columns with acanthus decor and Corinthian capitals, walls with engraved strap work and floral decoration; top with four obelisk finials, round bell tower with pilaster balustrade and dome around a bell, surmounted by a baluster finial. Slide to set the alarm on or off, on the back a short pendulum, two winding arbors. Dial: Front - applied brass hour chapter dial with inlaid Roman numerals, central alarm disc with Arabic numerals and elaborately engraved centre, blued iron hand. Back - hour strike control dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, as well as applied hour knobs for time reading by night, blued iron hand. Movm.: iron frame, iron going train, double gut/fusee for going and striking train, 3 barrels, 2 hammers, locking plate for strike mechanism, verge escapement, short pendulum.
Estimate  5,500 - 7,500 €
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