Phil(ip) Graezl, Linz, Movement No. 438, 72 mm, 327 g, circa 1720
A rare quarter repeating coach clock Case: silver, polished back side, pierced and finely florally hand-engraved border on the front side, rear bell, string for repetition, large lateral hinge. Dial: champlevé, inlaid radial Roman hours, signed, pierced gilt hands. Movm.: full plate movement, applied, engraved, florally pierced decorations, firegilt, signed, chain/fusee, Egyptian movement pillars, engraved barrel, 2 hammers, verge escapement, three-arm steel balance, very finely florally engraved, pierced balance cock.
Philip Graezl/Graet Philip Graezl is mentioned as watchmaker in Linz for the first time in 1719. In 1720, 1730, 1737 and 1741 Graezl worked for Count Thuerheim; he died in 1744. Source: Juergen Abeler, "Meister der Uhrmacherkunst", 2nd Edition, Wuppertal 2010, p. 188
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000 €
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