Lot 1005 - A184 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 22. March 2018, 10.00 AM

CLOCK WITH MOON PHASE AND ALARM,

Renaissance, indistinctly monogrammed WL (probably Erhard Liechti, died in 1591) and dated 1560.
Wrought iron, in part painted. 4 pillars holding the bell frame, painted red, with 2 bells, one on top of the other. Finely painted dial with window for moon phase, pierced dial with cut-out hour wheel and central coat-of-arms with date. One finely painted hand. Movements with iron cogwheels, arranged on behind the other. Finely shaped bell hammers, striking the hour and half-hour. Paint work of the dial, restored.
16x15x41.5 cm.

Provenance:
- from a private collection, Switzerland.

An almost identical clock by Erhard Liechti, stemming from the Collection S. Hildebrand, was sold at our June 1997 Auction (Lot No. 1019).

Ref.: A. Schenk, Die Uhrmacherfamilie Liechti von Winterthur und ihre Werke, Winterthur 2006; pp. 40-56 (biogr. information) and pp. 48f. (Fig. 16 - an almost identical clock).

CHF 25 000 / 35 000

€ 21 930 / 30 700

Sold for CHF 38 900 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.