Lot No. 159* (99th Auction)
French, Height 135 mm, circa 1570

A rare, small hexagonal tabernacle clock with hour strike
Case: brass, firegilt. All sides with lavish engraving, top with bell. Dial: applied hour chapter dial with inlaid Roman numerals "I-XII", engraved centre decorated with foliate scrolls. Movm.: brass frame in two levels, gut/fusee for going train, barrel for striking train, 1 hammer, verge escapement, four-arm brass balance without balance spring.

This tabernacle clock is a particularly attractive and rare collector’s piece because of its uncommon hexagonal shape and the unusual movement, which spreads over two levels. The clock is also lavishly ornamented with engraving depicting antique figures under arcades. The base of the case is exquisitely engraved, showing a soldier surrounded by floral pattern.
Estimate  16,000 - 25,000 €
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