Austria, Laterndluhr wall clock, 8 day, time only, weight driven movement with knife edge suspension in a mahogany veneer 9 light case with white enamel dial
CONDITION: the case has been refinished with extensive restorations. The dial has been completely restored with new enamel. The movement is period with jeweled endpoints added later. The back of the case has been glued extensively with more than one type of glue. There is evidence of wormholes on backboard. The case has some dings and dents to the corners and edges. Wood filler has been used on the case in a few spots. The glasses are modern replacements.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $2800
DIMENSIONS: 57in x 13in x 6.5in
Southern Germany or Austria, telleruhr clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven movement with verge escapement and cowtail pendulum, mounted to an iron plate covered in copper relief birds, palmettes, and human faces on a scrolling field, the pendulum arbor cover in the form of a double-headed eagle, copper chapter ring with Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals at five minute intervals, pierced brass hands with copper finish.
CONDITION: Brass hands have been repaired. The palmette at the bottom of the clock has been repaired and now has a different patina because of it. Evidence of modern adhesive holding the copper to the iron backing. Rear cover is made from brass and may be later. Rack and snail strike on a large bell mounted behind the movement. Rack tail made of brass may be an old repair. Unsigned round movement with thick plates, nicely turned pillars, and whimsical rack component in the form of a boot. Lots of evidence of hand finishing. Lever for hour repeat on the left side behind the dial.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $750
DIMENSIONS: 19in x 13.5in x 6in
Switzerland, a late 18th century Neuchateloise bracket clock, the red, hardwood case and bracket with painted floral ornament, the bracket with polychrome musical trophy, and with foliate, repousse mounts, and top with cast bronze urn finial, faux thirteen piece enamel dial, eight day movement with rectangular plates, rear mounted strike work, crown wheel escapement, silk thread suspension, and Dutch striking on two bells, the back plate marked "FRFC 689 "
CONDITION: case with minor repairs, repainted, surface with crazing, rear right foot repaired, dial replaced, hands good, movement ticks and strikes, but the striking is set up incorrectly and so the full hour is not reported, pendulum replaced
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $800
DIMENSIONS: 37.25in x 15.25in x 6in
Otto Van Meurs, Amsterdam, Netherlands, wall clock, 3 day, time and strike with calendar and moon phase, weight driven movement in an associated mahogany case, engraved brass dial and chapter ring, applied cast spandrels, and pierced steel hands.
CONDITION: Newer mahogany case probably dates to late19th or early 20th Century. Case is in good condition and the top of the door has been recently sanded down so that it closes easily. The two crude finials are of cast copper. The entire pendulum is a new construction with a strip of sheet copper for a suspension spring. The seatboard and movement risers are made of new wood and held to the movement with modern machine screws. The movement shows many signs of repairs, some old and some new, some well done and some not. The movement has a recoil escapement and countwheel and bell strike. Though both trains appear to function when tested manually, the old repairs and worn pivot holes will call for the movement to be serviced in the near future. Scribed circles from laying out the wheel train are evident on the front plate. The dark blue paint on the moon phase dial appears to have been applied over a silvered layer. Very nice engravings around the moon phase dial depict Zeus, Hermes, and humans reacting to them. Engraved chapter ring reads "Otto Van Meurs / Amsterdam ". Inner matte portion of dial with engraved scrolls and the head of a man. Otto Van Meurs (1717- 1783) was one of the leading clockmakers in 18th Century Amsterdam. An impressive musical tall clock by this maker is in the collections of the Harvard Art Museum.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $150
DIMENSIONS: 30in x 10.25in x 8in
Telleruhr, roman numeral pewter dial with engraved brass center, mounted to a sheet iron backplate, with brass and iron hanger, the movement contained in a cylindrical, footed case, fastened by screws to the dial, the bottom hinged and with pivoted catch, and containing a thirty hour, verge fusee movement signed "Johannes Buschman Junger Augspurg", asymmetrical pierced and engraved balance cock, steel balance with hog bristle regulation, pierced and engraved fusee set up click with decorative blued steel spring
CONDITION: the timepiece appears to have been constructed using some early components, with the intent to make it appear as a genuine period object
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $2200
DIMENSIONS: 10in x 7in x 2.125in
Germany, standing telleruhr, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven iron-plate movement with verge escapement and cowtail pendulum swinging in front of the dial, the movement mounted to iron plate faced with brass relief of scrolls and flowers, brass chapter ring with Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals every 5 minutes, pierced brass hands.
CONDITION: The brass dial has some of the black missing from the Roman numerals. The embossed brass plate is very good. The movement plates and posts are all iron. The plates have brass bushings for the pivots. Brass wheels and cut steel pinions. The spring barrels covers are affixed to the front plate with screws. The fly has had additional weight soldered to it. The rack has been peened to change its length or orientation. Some of the springs within the strike train are newer and not as well made as the originals. There is a soldered repair where the pendulum attaches to the pallet arbor. Bells stand is cracked. The movement is unsigned. There is a lever on the right side to repeat the hours. A single iron leg in the back allows the clock to stand on a table. The movement is exposed. The brass hands have been painted black.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $300
CIRCA: mid 18th Century
DIMENSIONS: 10.5in x 7.25in x 3in
Austria, picture frame wall clock, 2 day, time and grande sonnerie, three train spring driven movement with silk thread suspension in a gilded wood frame with cast appliqués, brass guilloche dial, and silvered chapter ring.
CONDITION: The gilding is in reasonably good condition. The outer frame is scratched at the corners and edges. A split runs from top to bottom of the wooden mask. The dial and the hands are in good condition with some oxidation. The hole that receives the taper pin on the center arbor is broken out, though a modern hand nut seems to keep them in place. The glass is wavy / old. The movement will need service. Nice pierced brass pendulum bob with floral motif.
ESTIMATE: $450 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $400
DIMENSIONS: 21in x 16.5in x 5.5in
Netherlands, Frisian stoelklok, 30 hour, time and strike with alarm, weight driven movement with verge escapement, the clock resting on a polychrome painted shelf with mermaids and painted floral decoration, lead ornaments throughout, Roman numeral painted, arcaded dial with landscape painting with windmills above, and pierced brass hands.
CONDITION: Some repairs and paint loss to the painted wooden shelf. The mermaids are dark, but well-painted. Typical baluster turned brass four pillar movement. Pendulum is absent. Dust shields are missing. One large brass clad weight is included in the lot.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $200
CIRCA: Mid to late 19th Century
DIMENSIONS: 26in x 12in x 9in
Lenzkirch AG, Lenzkirch, Germany, for the Swedish market, cartel clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven pendulum movement in a grand gilt wood case adorned with garlands, swags, fluted pilasters and sheaf of wheat finial, painted metal dial with Arabic numerals signed by a Swedish retailer, and gilt hands.
CONDITION: There are several small missing sections of gesso and gilding on the case which is otherwise in very good condition. An applied floral ornament is missing from the lower center section of the case. The gilding is very nice. The paint on the dial is just beginning to crack on the right and left edges. The large convex glass is very good. Original gilt hands. The square movement has a deadbeat escapement with Vulliamy pallets. It is stamped with the Lenzkirch trademark and serial number 1,926,759. It is also stamped "28" and "AGUL / F6 ". The movement is a rack and snail strike on a bell. Another example of this Swedish style by Lenzkirch can be found in the book "150 Jahre Lenzkircher Uhren" on page 163. An uncommon and impressive clock.
ESTIMATE: $1300 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $475
DIMENSIONS: 41in x 21in x 5in
Lenzkirch Clock Co., Germany, wall clock, 8 day, time only, spring driven movement in a fancy oak case with applied brass accoutrements, brass housing for clock and carved crest, brass dial, and cut steel hands, serial #41323
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish and the right return molding has been reglued. All the brass accoutrements are present. The brass dial has slightly darkened. The movement cover has been replaced.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $600
DIMENSIONS: 27in x 23in x 6in
Actiengesellschaft fur Uhrenfabrikation,Lenzkirch, "No. 182", 8 day, time and strike spring brass movement bracket clock. "1 Million" Serial No. 16284. An example of the clock can be found in: "Lenzkirch Clocks, The Unsigned Story" by George Everett, Pg. 100 and in "Lenzkircher Uhren" Pg. 80.
CONDITION: Walnut case in nice condition in an old finish. The applied cast ornaments have some remains of the original gilding. Silvered dial has some very light scratches in the center area. Dial is signed "G. Hinrichs, Franfurt a. M. ". Movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $850
DIMENSIONS: 24in x 13.25in x 8.25in
Attributed to Johann Baptiste Beha, Eisenbach, Germany, "No. 508" model shelf cuckoo, 50 hour, time and strike with calling cuckoo bird, spring driven movement in an elaborately carved case replete with foliate, vine, and fence decorations. The wooden dial with Roman numerals and white hands, all on a matching carved wall bracket. See Justin Miller's book, Appendix A, Beha Catalog 1895-1900, page 7, No. 508.
CONDITION: There is a split in the base of the case on the right side. Small veneer split on the left side of case. Neither of these splits are obvious from the front. Very nice carvings in good condition. The hands are modern replacements. The cuckoo bird has been touched up with blue and the feet glued to the perch with epoxy. The hammer and gong are absent. The pipes and bellows look to be original. Both play, but one is breathy. Evidence of brass plates around the winding arbors. This is a wood plate movement that does not have fusees. A metal piece to retain the backcock was been added. One wheel of the stopworks remains and is of the Beha type. Plain brass pendulum. A reproduction Beha label has been glued to the back door. The matching wall bracket is a valuable addition. A clock most worthy of some restoration.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $800
DIMENSIONS: 19in x 10.5in x 7in
Black Forest, Germany, shelf cuckoo, 50 hour, time and strike with cuckoo bird, spring driven wood plate movement in a wood case with oak veneer on molded feet with stepped chamfered base, trimmed with carved fretwork and applied wood ornaments, bone hands and articulated cuckoo bird with carved feathers, applied Roman numeral dial.
CONDITION: The case is in nice condition with an original finish that looks to have been partially cleaned. There are a few veneer cracks, but no significant losses. The knurled brass door knobs are not original. The case has some worm holes along the base. Nicely carved hands and cuckoo bird with carved feather details. This is a spring driven movement without fusees. Both bellows are modern replacements. The brass movement backcock has a distinctive shape. Philipp Haas & Söhne was known to use special shapes for this component. Wood movement plates stamped with Roman numerals for assembly. Whistles have a old brown and white speckled paper. Dial numerals have been given a wash coat of metallic paint, but the effect is not pronounced or aesthetically objectionable.. Stopworks on the backplate are now absent. Brass plates are visible around the winding arbors when viewed from the front.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $425
DIMENSIONS: 19.5in x 12in x 7in