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Abraham Will
 
Lot No. 174
A one-handed hexagonal table clock with hour strike
Estimate  3,000 - 6,000 €
1 Bid (3,000 €)
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Product Details
CASE
brass, moulded, glazed screwed on windows to the sides, four toupie feet, rear bell.
very good, worn
DIAL
brass, applied chapter ring with Roman hours, pierced blued iron hand.
very good, slightly worn
MOVEMENT
hexagonal brass movement, chain/fusee, 1 barrel for striking train, fish-headed hammer, locking plate for strike mechanism, verge escapement, three-arm iron balance.
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended
DIMENSIONS
120 x 105 x 75 mm
CIRCA
1710
ORIGIN
Polish
Product Description

The top is decorated with six cherub heads as well as with flowers with acanthus leaves in the centre of the chapter ring.
Signed Abraham Will, Thorn
According to Jürgen Abeler’s records Abraham Will was a native of Wandersbeck in Denmark. In 1708 he became a citizen of Toruń in Poland; together with Bydgoszcz, Thorn is today one of the two capitals of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. Will is the maker of the two town hall clocks in Torún, which he created in 1728 and 1730. Many of Abraham Will’s table clocks are held by museums and private collections. Will died in 1755.
Source: Jürgen Abeler, "Meister der Uhrmacherkunst", 2nd Edition, Wuppertal 2010, p. 600

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