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Lot 66002: A GERMAN EBONY, EBONIZED WOOD, WALNUT, SILVER, GLASS AN

2012 December 6 Decorative Art & Design Signature Auction

Platinum House

by Heritage Auctions

December 6, 2012

Dallas, TX, USA

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Description: 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 brass age of moon disc below, the serpentine shaped cresting with repoussé silver mounts of amorini 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 and on bracket feet; associated French eight day twin barrels movement. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: Klaus Maurice, Die Deutsche Räderuhr, Band II, Callwey, 1976, pp.704-721.

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