cercles tournants 
Lot No. 180
Lot No. 180
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A rare Southern German crucifix clock with a version of a verge escapement according to Flamenville
Estimate  1,500 - 3,000 €

Price Realised  1,300 €
a lot of the last auction!
Product Details
Fruitwood, ebonized, silver figures, glass dome, height 260 mm.
very good.
Burnished silver ball with silver chapter ring
very good.
3/4 plate brass movement, 1 barrel, large five-arm brass balance.
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.
290 mm
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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