Johann Georg Griessenpeck, Augsburg, Height 60 mm, Diameter 110 mm, circa 1660
A simple, round horizontal table clock with half hour/hour strike Case: brass, silvered, open-work decoration, three ball feet, rear bell. Dial: firegilt brass, applied silvered chapter ring with radial Roman hours, single firegilt flower hand. Movm.: circular full plate movement, chain/fusee, 1 barrel for striking train, 1 hammer, count wheel, applied blued iron click work, verge escapement, two-arm brass balance.
The all-over open-work sides of the case are elaborately decorated with daffodils, strawberry flowers and violets.
According to Jürgen Abeler’s records, the clockmaker Johann Georg Griessenpeck (or Griessenbeck, Griessbeck) in Augsburg obtained the permission to establish his own clockmaking workshop in 1654. He died after 1666.
Estimate 14,000 - 20,000 €
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