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Lot No. 261 (95
Annibal Labry, London, Movement No. 111, 111 x 82 mm, circa 1730
A rare Prussian hexagonal hour striking and hour repeating horizontal table clock with alarm
Case: brass case firegilt/silvered, florally engraved, the sides with screwed on windows, winged paw feet, rear bell. Dial: enamel. Movm.: firegilt movement, florally engraved, pierced appliques, chain/fusee, 2 florally engraved barrels for striking- and alarm train, 2 engraved hammers. verge escapement, three-arm brass balance.
Annibal Labry was registered as a Huguenot clockmaker in Magdeburg and Halberstadt. He was born in Magdeburg in 1702 and died there in 1761.
This clock was actually produced in Prussia but was signed "London", like English makers signed their pieces - this designation usually fetched a higher retail price.
Estimate 5,500 - 6,500 €
Price Realised 6,700 €
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