Lot 268. Renaissance Türmchenuhr

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Auction date:14.11.2018   11:30 UTC +02:00
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Lot 268 | Renaissance Türmchenuhr
Dated 1573. Hans Gruber is the Older.

Brass partially finely engraved and gold plated. Silver-Plated Dials. On a square plinth with paw feet, the tower-like housing. A circumferential
Balustrade and openwork lantern with bekrönender Minerva. On the
Front between the work point a wreath of vines with a 24-hour numbers in Roman and Arabic
Font way, including a sub-dial for the quarter hours. The two side walls
are removable, on the right is a scene from the life of king Hezekiah,
referred to as "THE KVNG HISKA," on the inside, a sundial and a compass. On the
the left outer side with two lift holes, the baptism of Christ, on the inside
Presentation of the bravery. The back with mask and scrollwork, as well as in a Band
Peter Bright of Nuremberg. Day runner iron wheels with spindle speed, the going and
Strike movement with chain and auger. On the back under the completion of the lever to the drive
of the spindle. Height 28cm.
The base plate twice 15HG73.
Condition B.
Provenance:
Private Collection Lower Saxony, Germany.

Literature:
- Jürgen Abeler: master of the art of watchmaking, Wuppertal, Germany, 2010. The master mentioned on p. 196:
- Klaus Maurice: The German wheel clock, Munich, 1976. Comparisons Of Fig. 131.
- Hans Christoph Ackermann: The Watch Collection Nathan Raupp, Basel, 1984. The type of figure comparisons.46.

Hans Gruber the Elder was one of the most famous watchmakers of the 16th century. Century. The work of Gruber can be found in many important collections, including the State Hermitage St. Petersburg, the Bavarian national Museum in Munich and the Württembergisches Landesmuseum Stuttgart

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