TELLERUHR Signed: Adam Glück Augusta Circa 1680 Augsburg

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Signed: Adam Glück Augusta
Circa 1680
Augsburg, Germany

An astronomical wall clock.

Circular gilt brass case, open worked chased silver repoussé foliage decor, the back side painted with a laurel wreath.

Eccentric hour chapter ring with inlaid radial Roman numerals and ineer brass chapter ring with arabic numerals for the date, central silver moon phase disc with engraved moon and stars and Arabic numerals fort the moon age, engraved cover, finaly cut single hand, two subsidiary dials with Arabic numerals and gilt single flower hands for auxiliary seconds and the minutes, screwed on finely pierced and engraved foliage decor, front pendulum.

Circular brass full plate movement, firegilt, signed in elaborate calligraphie script, screwed on ratchet wheel blued steel spring, chain/fusee, baluster movement pillars verge escapement.

Duration: 30 hours

Diameter: 15,5 cm
In 1672 Adam Gluck is recorded as independent clockmaker in Augsburg. He died around 1686, today some of his clocks are held bu renowned museums such as the British Museum in London.

Literature: J. Abeler, Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, blz. 185.

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