Lot 1167* - A186 Furniture & Sculptures - Thursday, 27. September 2018, 10.30 AM


Louis XVI, by P.M. HAHN (Philipp Matthäus Hahn, Esslingen 1739-1790 Echterdingen), the case probably by N.F. VON THOURET (Nikolas Friedrich von Thouret, 1767-1845), Echterdingen ca. 1785.
Ebonized wood, brass, and iron and steel. 2 rectangular clock cases, glazed on 3 sides, each with a finely painted globe on top: the terrestrial globe on the right, the celestial globe with the sun and the moon on the left, on a rectangular base. The right, painted dial has a smaller, protruding minute dial depicting the hours in Arabic numerals and inscribed "hours before noon" and "afternoon hours"; the left dial featuring the date and the day. 4 fine, in part pierced, and gilt hands, and a small crank for the two globes. Fine movement, driven by a spring, and with a 25/91-second pendulum. The calendar movement, with a correction for the month, and with a double-cyclical drive. The ebonization of the case, probably later. In a later cabinet, glazed on 3 sides, and dating from the early 19th century.
39.5x20x40.5 cm.

- probably formerly in the Friedrich Römer Collection, Tutelar Council in Stuttgart, purchased directly from P.M. Hahn.
- by inheritance always owned by the same family, Saarbrücken.

The clock on offer is depicted and described in detail in: Philipp Matthäus Hahn 1739-1790, Ausstellungen des Württembergischen Landesmuseums Stuttgart (Exhibition Catalogue), Stuttgart 1983; I, pp. 425ff. (No. 3.27).

Ref.: C. Väterlein, Philipp Matthäus Hahn 1739-1790, Exhibition Catalogue, Stuttgart 1989 (biogr. information on Hahn). P. Faerber, Nikolaus Friedrich von Thouret. Ein Baumeister des Klassizismus, Stuttgart 1949; Ill.114. A. Munz, Philipp Matthäus Hahn. Pfarrer, Erfinder und Erbauer von Himmelsmaschinen, Waagen, Uhren und Rechenautomaten, Sigmaringen 1977; p. 102 (Ill. VI.7).

CHF 250 000 / 450 000

€ 219 300 / 394 740