Lot No. 264 (95th Auction)
Melchior Doser zu Eger Rothen (Ellwangen-Eggenrot/Jagst), 460 x 240 mm, circa 1720

An impressive, thin Baroque bracket clock with with fast beat front pendulum and hour strike, in a rare "altar" case
Case: ebonised wood, gilt bronze mountings. Dial: gilt bronze, silvered chapter ring, front pendulum. Movm.: square full plate brass movement, 2 barrels, chain/fusee, 1 hammer / 1 bell, locking plate, verge escapement.

This baroque-style bracket clock sits in a striking, narrow case on four bun feet. The front is finely carved and decorated with a wavy motif and volutes on the sides and gilt bronze, baroque-style scroll fittings and a female figure on the very top.
The central gilt bronze dial with intricate floral engraving has an applied silvered chapter ring with Roman hours and Arabic minutes.

Clockmaker Melchior Doser of Ellwangen was born on December 19, 1690 and had two sons (Anton and Josef), who would also become clockmakers. Melchior Doser died on August 16, 1774.
Estimate  2,000 - 4,000 €
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