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Benedikt Liebherr
 
Lot No. 54
A rare Landshut quarter repeating verge pocket watch with date
Estimate  4,200 - 6,000 €

Price Realised  5,500 €
a lot of the last auction!
Product Details
CASE
silver.
very good.
DIAL
enamel.
very good.
MOVEMENT
full plate movement, keywind, chain/fusee, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, ring balance.
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.
CASE NO.
7721
DIMENSIONS
57 mm
CIRCA
1815
WEIGHT
131 g
ORIGIN
Southern German
Product Description

Benedikt Liebherr, his brother joseph and his father Franz Xaver are among the most important makers of their time in the Allgäu region. Benedikt Liebherr was a clock- and watchmaker who also founded a spinning company in Landshut. He trained in mechanical engineering at the institute of mathematical-mechanical engineering of Utzschneider, Reichenbach and his famous brother Joseph Liebherr in Munich. He also attended lectures in Physics and Maths at the University of Landshut. In 1818 Benedikt established his spinning mill with 60 employees.
In 2006 an exhibition in Immenstadt was held in honour of the clockmaking families Liebherr and Mahler’s work.

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