TISCHUHR Casper Schellig Ca. 1660 Germany

Renaissance clocks


Signed: Casper Schellig
Circa 1660

The day-going spring-driven movement is constructed between two square firegilt brass plates with steel arbors and brass wheels. The going train is driven via a chain fusee and has verge escapement with balance wheel with a hairspring and regulation by a graduated silvered disc. The balance wheel is covered by a beautifully pierced and engraved cock. The movement also has a striking train indicating the hours fully on a bell and regulated by a countwheel with Arabic numerals indicating the last hour struck. The shaped bell hammer is made of blued steel. The maker has signed the movement on the backplate: Casper Schellig.

The firegilt and engraved dial plate has a silvered brass Roman chapter ring with half-hour divisions. The time is indicated by a single shaped blued-steel hand. The middle of the dial is elaborately engraved depicting flora land flower motifs. The corners are also engraved in the shape of spandrels with rich embellishments.

The firegilt brass square case has four glazed windows to the sides, set in silvered brass frames. The top and bottom are moulded. There is a hinged lid at the bottom containing the bell, which can be locked with a catch. The clock rests on four shaped feet.

Duration 1 day

Height 7.5 cm.
Width 10.5 cm.
Depth 10.5 cm.

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