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Lot No. 420
Lot No. 420
Estimate  2,200 - 3,000 €
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H. Kreitz à St. Petersbourg, Height 130 mm

, circa 1850

A heavy hour repeating carriage clock with half hour / hour self strike and alarm in its original leather-covered travelling box

Case: brass, gilt. Dial: enamel. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, 2 hammers / 1 bell, 3 barrels, screw balance.

Hubertus Kreitz was born the son of a merchant on March 26, 1811 in Monschau in the Eifel area. He trained as a watch- and clockmaker in London and Paris, and after his time on the road he settled in Saint Petersburg in 1837, where he opened a workshop with a sales room on the high street. His clocks were known for their superior quality and accuracy and his precious calendar clocks made him world-famous. It was most likely during his time in Russia that he created the world’s smallest three pocket watches (the size of an American gold dollar) without the use of any machines, which brought him immense wealth. Like Paul Buhré, Kreitz was appointed jeweller to the Tsar’s court.
Case: very good, worn
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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