Lot No. 196 (92nd Auction)
Signed Blais, Height 120 mm, circa 1580

An early square Renaissance case for a table clock
Case: brass, firegilt, square base, the front and sides elaborately decorated with grotesque engravings, scroll and strapwork; open work dome at the top covered with ribbons with engraved portraits; the right side with an aperture for winding and a little door for controlling; the removable base is decorated with an engraved wreath and a central cartouche with signature "Blais". Dial: brass, firegilt, engraved radial Roman numerals, outer ring with twelve dots for night reading, the centre with chased shafts of sunlight and an Asclepius, blued single iron hand.
Estimate  4,000 - 6,000 €

Price Realised  3,800 €
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