Lot No. 188 (99th Auction)
Jacob Cuni à Bar-le-Duc, Height 410 mm, circa 1670

An early religieuse pendulum clock in the Hague tradition with half hour / hour strike
Case: ebony, applied red tortoiseshell and brass inlays. Moulded base, windows to the sides, glazed front. Dial: hinged dial plate covered with black velvet, applied gilt brass chapter ring with inlaid radial Roman hours, signature plaque below decorated with flower garlands covering an aperture for the controlling of the pendulum, pierced and engraved brass hands. Movm.: rectangular brass movement 110 x 85 mm, barrel, count wheel, verge escapement, short pendulum with silk string suspension.

Jacob Cuni (actually Cuny) was born around 1645 in Nettancourt, France. His father Samuel (about 1610- about 1685) was a "colonist" immigrated from Switzerland, who settled in 1650 in Bar-le-Duc, about 20 km southeast of Nettancourt and became a merchant. Jacob Cuni married in 1665 and fled to Berlin in 1690 as Huguenot. Jacob Cuni died on 24 Dec 1712 in Berlin.
Source:,_Jacob, as of 04/24/2019.
Estimate  10,000 - 12,000 €
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