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Lot No. 181
Lot No. 181
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An extremely rare, one-handed hour striking iron clock with moon phase, late Gothic-style
Estimate  5,000 - 10,000 €

Price Realised  8,800 €
a lot of the last auction!
Product Details
CASE
Iron.
very good.
DIAL
Iron, polychrome painted, arched aperture for moon phase, chapter ring with radial Roman hours, single iron hand.
very good, restaurations.
MOVEMENT
Iron going train in two levels, weight driven via weight winding spools, verge escapement, wheel balance, locking plate with internal teeth on reverse side, governor.
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.
DIMENSIONS
530 mm
CIRCA
1560
ORIGIN
Southern German
Product Description

This so-called house clock has an upright oblong form; the red front panel is framed with decorative, gold strips and has an aperture for the moon phase above the openworked dial with separate hour wheel and Roman hours. Below the hours, the words "So oft es schlacht, Dein End betracht" serve as a reminder of the transience of life: "whenever the clock strikes, remember your end". The open movement has an iron frame with angled brackets and pinnacles. Scrollwork and braces with finials ornament the open bell cage, with a finial at the very top. The large pinnacled balance wheel swings inside the bell cage.

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