Lot No. 234 (95th Auction)
Fürstenfelder, Movement No. 49, Height 120 mm, circa 1750

A very fine, important and rare Friedberg quarter hour repeating carriage clock with quarter hour/hour self strike "Grande Sonnerie" and alarm
Case: brass, firegilt, facet glazed front, back and sides. Dial: brass, firegilt, applied silver chapter ring and applied silver ring for striking/not striking ("Schlagt/Nicht"). Movm.: full plate movement, 4 barrels, 4 hammers, 1 bell, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance.

The curved case with moulded base has a baroque structure with chased volutes, scrollwork and shellwork on top. The movement plate on the back is intricately decorated with baroque-style motifs, as are two of the four barrels.

The Fuerstenfelder family was one of the most important and influential watchmaking families in Friedberg in the late 17th and 18th century. The present piece is not only remarkable because of its almost perfect condition but is also from a technical as well as an aesthetic point of view one of the most appealing carriage clocks known.
Estimate  6,000 - 12,000 €

Price Realised  3,100 €
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