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Lot No. 182 (99th Auction)
Probably German, Height 205 mm, circa 1580

A very decorative Renaissance wall clock with hour strike and alarm, elaborately engraved
Case: square tabernacle clock, firegilt brass; front and two sides with elaborately engraved strapwork, top mounted bell and two hammers, corners and bell with baluster finials. The back of the clock has a lug and hooks for attaching it to the wall. Dial: firegilt brass, applied hour ring with raised dots for night reading, Roman numerals "I-XII" and inner Arabic numerals "13-24", central alarm disc with engraved foliage scrolls and Roman numerals, single blued iron hand. Movm.: iron frame, weight-driven iron movement with pulley system, verge escapement with large iron rim foliot, lateral alarm mechanism.

Due to its excellent movement and marvellous craftsmanship displayed both inside and out, this is one of the finest wall clocks dating from the Renaissance that has recently come on the market.
The clock is fitted with an alarm mechanism and strikes on the hour; the time is indicated with a single hour hand and a 24-hour dial.
Estimate  16,000 - 20,000 €
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