Lot No. 263 (95th Auction)
Dößer, Elwang (Anton Doser, Ellwangen/Jagst), 320 x 300 mm, circa 1740

A rare Baroque style table clock with fast beat front pendulum, quarter repeater, quarter hour/hour self strike and alarm
Case: bronze, silvered. Dial: silvered, polished, front pendulum. Movm.: heavy rectangular brass full plate movement, 4 barrels, 3 hammers / 3 bells, verge escapement.

The waisted dial is lavishly ornamented with protruding volutes, acanthus leaves and rocailles in high relief. The mounting bracket of the pendulum is concealed by a Habsburg double eagle with crown, sword and sceptre.

Anton Doser was a son of clockmaker Melchior Doser and worked in Ellwangen in the 18th century. He was born in Ellwangen in 1716 and died there in 1759. Some of Doser’s work is kept in private collections and one of his clocks resides in the city palace in Stuttgart.
Estimate  3,000 - 5,000 €

Price Realised  3,900 €
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