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A DUTCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONISED AUTOMATON MUSICAL AND QUARTE...

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Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$16,307 - US$24,461
Price realised:  £43,750
ca. US$71,346
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A DUTCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONISED AUTOMATON MUSICAL AND QUARTER STRIKING TABLE CLOCK
LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE BELL TOP REPLACED
A DUTCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONISED AUTOMATON MUSICAL AND QUARTER STRIKING TABLE CLOCK LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE BELL TOP REPLACED The bell-top case with floral mounts, the brass dial painted with automaton figures, silvered chapter ring with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, date aperture, moonphase and age of the moon, the left segment showing the month, right segment showing the day, painted with celestial figures, tune selection lever to right of dial, subsidiary dials for slaan/niet slaan and spielen/nie spielen the three train movement with two gut fusees and one chain fusee, verge escapement, playing ten tunes on fourteen bells via twenty six hammers, striking the hour and quarter hour on a large bell, the half hour and third quarter hour on a smaller bell 30 ¾ in. (78 cm.) high; 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) wide; 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) deep

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: European Noble & Private Collections Including Fine Tapestries Part I
Date of the auction: 30 Sep 2014
Address: Christie's
30 September 2014, London, King Street