Lot No. 214 (92nd Auction)
"NS" (Nikolaus Schmidt the Elder), Augsburg, Height 75 mm, circa 1600

An important miniature Renaissance turret clock
Case: firegilt brass, front and two sides with lavish engravings of floral decoration, roof-shaped top with engravings of tiles, the inner of the chapter ring with an engraved depiction of a lakeside town, the corners with vase finials, the back of the clock has a lug and a hook for attaching it to the wall. Dial: applied hour chapter ring with Roman numerals "I-XII", single iron hand. Movm.: brass frame, brass weight driven going train via cord, verge escapement.

Nikolaus Schmidt the Elder
Nikolaus Schmidt was born in 1549 in Wiltz in Luxembourg and established his own business in Augsburg in 1576. There is no record of his death; however, we can assume that he died sometime between 1625 and 1629. His son Nikolaus Schmidt the Younger was also a renowned maker.
Several of Schmidt’s timekeepers are in important museums all over the world.
Source:,_Nikolaus_der_%C3%84ltere, as of 10/08/2015.
Estimate  10,000 - 15,000 €

Price Realised  12,000 €
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