Estimate 3,000 - 6,000 €
Price Realised 9,900 €
a lot of the last auction!
Porcelain, polychrome and gold painted, underglaze-blue Meissen crossed swords (1850-1924), model number 2172, painter number 22.
very good, slightly damaged.
Circular brass full plate movement, signed, "A.G.U. Lenzkirch", 2 barrels, 1 hammer / 1 bell, short pendulum.
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.
The clock was designed by Ernst August Leuteritz (Meissen 1818-1893) and imitates the magnificent clock cases created in the rococo period. A curved base on three volute feet, which is 125 mm high and decorated with three-dimensional, multi-coloured flower garlands supports the bright, playful mantel clock (470 mm high), representing an allegorical composition of the four seasons depicted by different putti. The putto symbolising Winter wears a cape and sits next to a brazier, while Summer sits in the bright sunlight and holds a bundle of corn. To the right, Spring is identified by a flower garland, while Autumn, a small bacchante, sits on the very top of the case. The clock itself is framed by an abundance of applied, three-dimensional flower garlands.
The mantel clock is accompanied by a pair of five-light girandoles, each 450 mm high and decorated with lavish flower ornamentation and depiction of the seasons that match the clock.