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Lot No. 171
Estimate  20,000 - 25,000 €
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Johann Eichstedt, Gdansk/London, 96 mm, 841 g

, circa 1680

A rare one-handed Gdansk splendour coach clock with hour self strike

Case: silver, open-worked edge, engraved bezel, rear bell. Dial: silver, Champlevé, centrally engraved and pierced. Movm.: full plate movement, chain/fusee, two barrels for alarm and hour strike with open work decoration and floral engravings, 1 hammer, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance.

Johann (Hans) Eichstedt , sometimes Eichstädt, Eichstett, or Eysted (ca. 1630 - ca. 1700), was born in Elbing, south of Gdansk. He quickly gained an excellent reputation. He worked for the royal household. There are about ten known clocks by Eichstead, all of high quality.
Source: "Meister der Uhrmacherkunst" by Juergen Abeler, 2nd edition, Wuppertal 2010, p. 132.
Case: very good, worn
Dial: very good, slightly oxydized
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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