TELLERUHR Josephus Carolus Kappelin In Lucern Ca 1703
Signed: Josephus Carolus Kappelin In Lucern
The day-going, spring-driven firegilt brass movement of this telleruhr has a going train only. It has a chain fusee with verge escapement and a short front pendulum, a so-called Kuhschwanzpendel (‘ox-tail pendulum’). The clock is wound at the back. The maker has signed the movement on the backplate in beautifully engraved manner: Josephus Carolus Käppelin In Lucern.
The velvet-covered iron dial plate has an exceptionally beautifully pierced and chased firegilt dial. It has a Roman chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half-hour divisions. The pierced surround depicts six cherubs, the upper two bearing a blank crowned coat of arms, set in scrolling acanthus leaves. The time is indicated by a single shaped, pierced and engraved gilt-brass hand. The pendulum cock apron is also engraved with a fleur-de-lys motif
The telleruhr clock is suspended with a gilt brass ring, mounted on the back of the dial, whilst the movement is protected by an iron housing.
Duration 24 hours
Height 55 cm
Width 37.5 cm
Depth 7 cm
J. Abeler, Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, Wuppertal, 2010, p. 285. (C13)