CLOCK WITH 2 GLOBES,
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.