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Anonymous
cercles tournants 
Lot No. 180
A rare Southern German crucifix clock with a version of a verge escapement according to Flamenville
Estimate  1,500 - 3,000 €
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Product Details
CASE
fruitwood, ebonized, silver figures, glass dome, height 260 mm.
very good
DIAL
burnished silver ball with silver chapter ring
very good
MOVEMENT
3/4 plate brass movement, 1 barrel, large five-arm brass balance.
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended
DIMENSIONS
290 mm
CIRCA
1790
ORIGIN
German
Product Description

The dial in the form of a globe rests on top of the cross, above the crucified Christ and the inscription INRI. The cross is flanked by the figures of the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist and the group is supported by a rectangular, moulded plinth mounted on an oval-shaped base on 4 bun feet. The movement sits underneath.
Crucifixion clocks form by far the largest group among the timepieces with a religious motif. This is due to the contemporary "memento mori" theme as a reminder of the transient nature of human existence. In the course of a century, a large number of pieces in various styles were created.

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