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Auctioneers Dr. Crott 90th Auction

248 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. P. Filassier — 意義深遠的疑自舊比利時文藝復興時期小自鳴壁鐘, 附鬧鈴,極精緻的Petrus及Paulus基督雕像 39430 C: 2, 10 D: 2 M: 2, 41 20.000 - 30.000 EUR 25.000 - 37.500 USD 200.000 - 300.000 HKD

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