Johan Ulri(c)h Schmid in Augspurg 德國，高 580 mm，約 1650
意義深遠，極罕見錶殼的天文小塔鐘- 專業作品 - 是根據1577年德國Augsburg製錶協會的規章所完成: "一座鐘的維度，也就是一直以來所認知的，約一拃的計算單位，不僅作為整點和一刻鐘報時用，也應該有鬧鈴，星盤，白天的長度，月曆及宇宙行星的顯示功能。 當轉動一刻鐘指針時，所有的指針都該跟著運轉起來，另外，還要有可供選擇的12小時或24小時的報時功能。"
Johan Ulri(c)h Schmid in Augspurg, Height 580 mm, circa 1650
An important and extremely rare clock case of an astronomical table clock - masterpiece- manufactured exactly after the terms of the Augsburger Master's diploma rules from 1577: "A clock of the dimensions as hitherto, about a span high, which strikes the hour and the quarters. It shall also have an alarm and shall likewise show the astrolabe, the length of the days, the calendar and the planets and their signs. When the quarter hand is moved, all hands shall strike the hours both to 12 and 24, as one may select."
Case: copper and brass, firegilt, chased and engraved flower and foliage decor, wooden base. Dial: silver and polychrome Chemplevé enamel.
This astronomical masterpiece from Augsburg sits on a lightly curved base decorated with chased flowers and tendrils as well as a striking series of cartouches with staffage figures "The Prodigal Son". The walls are finely chased and ornamented with lavish floral engraving; in the four corners Tuscan three-quarter columns. The three-tiered bell tower construction is decorated abundantly with moulded balusters and vases.
Johan Ulrich Schmid was born in Augsburg around 1622. He was the son of famous clockmaker Nikolaus Schmidt the Younger (1582-1637) and is recorded as having set up his own workshop in 1648; his creations are today owned by a number of important museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
錶盤 非常好, 欠缺零件