Lot No. 440 (94th Auction)
Southern German, 19 x 6,5 x 17 cm, circa 1700

A baroque-style alarm clock of museum quality, in combination with a device to light a candle
Case: brass, firegilt, rear bell. Dial: applied silver chapter rings. Movm.: brass movement with verge escapement, chain/fusee, brass alarm mechanism, 1 hammer, flintlock mechanism.

At the end of the alarm the hammer strikes down and ignites the powder in the flash pan, whereupon a spark lights the wick, which then rights itself. A piece of kindling is withdrawn from a small container so that a light can be taken from the wick to light the candle.

From the watch and clock museum: The author, German radio and television journalist Ernst von Khuon with Georg and J├╝rgen Abeler.
Estimate  10,000 - 15,000 €
Without Reserve

Price Realised  44,700 €
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