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Fall Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry Auction

2018-10-27 10:00:00

Lot 24

Samuel Berckhmann Table Clock circa 1680

Samuel Berckhmann Table Clock circa 1680: Rare horizontal table clock by Samuel Berckhmann Augusta, Germany circa 1680. Clock has elaborately engraved and pierced, fire gilt, fusee mechanism with hour strike and alarm. Berckhmann was bornabout 1640 in Reichestein, Silesia and after 1660 was located in Augsburg, Bavaria. He specialized in decagonal table clocks. Reference: Abeler, Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, page 66. Dimensions are: Top, 5 3/3" wide, base 6" wide, 4 1/2" tall.All measurements are approximate. Condition: This clock is currently running but has not been checked for runtime or accuracy. Clock and strike are working but will likely need some adjustment. Porcelain dial and hands are likely replacementsas are the clear windows. Provenance: Estate of Major Gen. and Mrs. James Gavan

Estimate $15,000.00-25,000.00

Sold for $15,000.00

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