Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 365: Ornate and Gold Ornamented German Bracket Clock

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Ornate and Elaborately Gold Ornamented German Bracket Clock

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $5,000

Ornate and Elaborately Gold Ornamented German Bracket Clock

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
Item Views: 369
Item Interest: Active
Catalog Page: 219
Class: Other
Bore Condition: -

This mantle clock is housed in a hardwood cabinet with profuse gilt ornamentation. This gilt creates a magnificent contrast with the black varnish applied to the cabinet. The face of the clock as well as the two control indicators and decorative European scene are painted on porcelain disks. The movement of this clock includes a calendar with all the days marked on the clock face. The included 1978 dated appraisal lists this clock as being commissioned and manufactured circa 1690 with switchable repeat and strike functions. The appraisal letter goes on to state that it is likely this clock was originally commissioned/owned by German royalty. Includes winding keys and a key to the lock.

Rating Definition:

Fine overall, with age cracks visible in some of the cabinet joints, high edge wear to the gilt finish, clear glass, fading to the red fabric, and a small chip on the bottom right of the decorative panel. Mechanically untested.

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