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German Hexagonal Table Clock



Exceptional beauty and innovation are on display in this rare German Renaissance table clock. Undeniably, some of the finest clocks of the 17th century were produced in the South German town of Augsburg. This clock, crafted by Augsburgian clockmaker Elias Weckherlin, displays the technological innovation and elaborate gilt decoration typical of the area and period. German Renaissance table clocks similar to this spectacular piece can be found in the collections of London's British Museum, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Frick Collection in New York. Ebony veneered, the case is striking and bold, with silvered cooper walls displaying eye-catching floral repoussé embellishments. The exceptional artistry of the case and dial extends to the innovative and technologically advanced movement, which is just as elaborately adorned. The stately hexagonal firegilt brass self-strike movement boasts a verge escapement, brass fuses, lipped barrels and an engraved hammer. Movement marked, Elias Weckherlin, Augsburg, circa 1680 7 3/4” wide x 6 3/4” deep x 4 3/4” high Reference: Britten's Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers, 1973, C. Clutton, G. H. Baille, F. J. Britten, et al.


  • Creator
    Elias Weckherlin (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.75 in. (12.07 cm)Width: 7.75 in. (19.69 cm)Depth: 6.75 in. (17.15 cm)
  • Style
    Renaissance (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1680
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 30-16531stDibs: LU89119382223

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