Lot No. 171 (94th Auction)
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.
Estimate  20,000 - 25,000 €

Price Realised  26,100 €
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