SOUTH GERMAN CIRCULAR TABLE CLOCK Ca. 1570
SOUTH GERMAN CIRCULAR TABLE CLOCK
The spring-driven, day-going movement of this exceptional circular table clock is constructed between firegilt brass plates. It consists of going and striking trains, as well as alarm. The going train has verge escapement with balance. The striking is controlled by a countwheel and indicates the hours fully on a bell, mounted in the lid. The last hour struck is indicated on the countwheel by a blued-steel hand. The clock is wound from the back.
The engraved circular gilt-brass dial has a chapter ring with Roman hour division I-XII with touch pins and Arabic hour divisions 13-24 with half-hour and quarter-hour divisions. The dial is surmounted by a bell in a bell strap embellished by acanthus leafs. The time is indicated by a single blued-steel hand which is bent around the bell.
The circular, richly engraved gilt-brass case of this extremely attractive clock has a chased side, depicting masks flanked by cherubs. The edges of the case are moulded, whilst the clock rests on three ball feet.
Duration: one day
Height: 10.5 cm; diameter: 12 cm.