David Buschmann in Augsburg, Diameter 400 mm, circa 1680
An important Augsburg clock "Telleruhr" of museum quality with hour self strike, made by one of the most famous German watch and clockmakers
Case: gilt brass, rear bell. Dial: silver, Augsburg town mark and maker's mark "HB", gilt chapter ring, velvet ground, front pendulum. Movm.: full plate movement, signed, verge escapement, 2 barrels, chain/fusee, 3 blued locking devices, applied large floral engraved locking plate, 1 hammer.
David Buschmann was the son of Johann Buschmann I the elder, born 11.7.1626, died. 6.4.1701. He is known to have been an extremely versatile watchmaker, who was proficient in creating the smallest possible watches to fit in rings as well as the most complicated astronomical clocks. Bobinger verifies 25 pieces by Buschmann which can be seen in the important museums of the world such as the British Museum, the "Kunsthistorisches Museum" in Vienna, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the "Stadt-Museum” in Strasbourg.
Illustrated and described in: "Kunstuhrmacher in Alt-Augsburg" by Maximilian Bobinger, Augsburg 1969, p. 105ff; "Die deutsche Räderuhr" by Klaus Maurice, vol. II, Munich 1976, p. 90 and ill. 739; Meister der Uhrmacherkunst by Jürgen Abeler, Wuppertal 2010, p. 91; Provenance: Triebold Collection