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A GERMAN EBONY, EBONIZED WOOD, WALNUT, SILVER, GLASS AND HARDSTONE MOUNTED CASE CLOCK
Maker unknown, Germany, 17th century elements and later
40-1/2 inches high (102.9 cm)

The case of tabernacle-form surmounted by a gadrooned red glass finial above a copper and brass revolving moon with a moon phase disc below, the serpentine shaped cresting with repoussé silver mounts of putti and foliage, a central silver cartouche showing a classically draped female figure with military and scholastic trophies, the four spiral-twisted glass columns with Corinthian capitals, the silver Roman and Arabic dial with foliate repoussé center, associated pierced and engraved ormolu hands, the shaped stepped and canted plinth with a central drawer raised on bracket feet; associated French eight day twin barrels movement.

See Klaus Maurice, Die Deutsche Räderuhr, Band II, Callwey, 1976, pp.704-721.



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loose parts, clocks not warranted to be complete or in working condition.

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Auction Dates
December, 2012
6th Thursday
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