WALL CLOCK Andreas Suhr in Jauer Ca. 1650

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Signed: Andreas Suhr in Jauer
Circa 1650

The spring-driven day-going double-fusee movement has going and striking trains, constructed between circular brass plates. The going train has verge escapement and a balance wheel under an elaborately pierced and engraved cock. The striking train, regulated by a numbered countwheel, indicates the hours on a bell. The backplate is signed by the maker Andreas Suhr in Jauer.

The velvet-covered iron dial has a silvered brass chapter ring with Roman hour, half-hour and quarter-hour divisions. The pierced and engraved front fret depicts a crowned double-headed eagle with a sword in one claw and a sceptre in the other (Habsburg emblem). The time is indicated by a pierced brass hand.

The circular polychrome case has a backdoor, containing a porkpie bell, giving access to the movement. It is surmounted by a suspension eye. The back of the iron dial and the case are painted brown with off-white scroll motifs.

Duration 24 hours

Height 19 cm
Width 13 cm
Depth 8 cm

J. Abeler, Meister der Uhrmacherkunst,Wuppertal, 2010, p. 551.

The maker
Andreas Suhr was active as a clockmaker in Jauer (now Jawor in Poland) in Lower Silesia on the river Nei├če (Nysa Szalona), c. 45 miles from Breslau (now Wroclau), in the latter part of the 17th century.


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