Benedictus Fürstenfelder in Friedtberg, 110 mm, 1427 g, circa 1730
An almost as new, very fine double-cased coach clock with quarter hour self strike - "Grande Sonnerie", quarter repeating mechanism, alarm, day and date indicator of museum like quality, "The Great Turkish War". Described in detail and illustrated in "Die Kutschenuhr" by Lukas Stolberg, Munich 1993 on the front cover and pages 91 and 237 Case: outer case - silver, covered with blue leather, stud decoration, large lateral hinge. Inner case - silver, punch mark "GDW", Repoussé decoration: battle scene of a Turkish and an Austrian soldier in front of military camp, fine engraved and pierced, ribbon decoration and acanthus foliage, large lateral hinge. Dial: silver, Champlevé, finely engraved, Roman numerals, central turning alarm disc with setting device via pinion square, window for month at "12", window for date at "3", engraved and pierced blued hands. Movm.: full plate movement, frosted, gilt, applied engraved pierced decorations, florally pierced movement pillars, 4 florally engraved barrels, chain/fusee, 4 hammers/1 bell, verge escapament, three-arm steel balance, florally engraved and pierced balance cock with mascaron.
Benedikt Fuerstenfelder Benedikt Fuerstenfelder was one of the most important and influential watchmakers in Friedberg during the late 17th and early 18th century. The present piece is not only remarkable because of its almost perfect condition but must be considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing as well as technically most complicated carriage clocks known.
Fuerstenfelder was born on January 2, 1680 in Aichach, he was the son of Johannes and his wife Elisabetha. He married Magdalena Gastl of Laimering in Aichach in 1707. He was a senator of the outer council in Friedberg and died there on July 26, 1754. Source: Dr. Adelheid Riolini-Unger, "Friedberger Uhren", City Museum Friedberg, p. 163.
Estimate 35,000 - 45,000 €
Price Realised 45,900 €
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