A rare, historicist version of a clock in the shape of a book, with crucifixion scene
Estimate 3,500 - 5,000 €
a lot of the last auction!
Brass and copper, engraved rim, cut-out floral ornamentation, hinged, glazed front and back panels, polychrome enamel, ivory.
very good, slightly oxydized, slightly worn.
good, hairlines, slightly chipped.
Rectangular brass full plate movement, florally decorated, chain/fusee, steel ring balance, pierced balance cock.
good, to be restored.
160 x 120 x 40 mm
The front glass panel protects a polychrome Cloisonné enamel crucifix with an ivory figure of Christ. A blue enamel book clasp on the side shows the nomen sacrum IHS, which is derived from the first three letters of the name of Jesus in Greek capitals.
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