Schweizer Spielwerk, 66 Sektionen à 1 Zunge

A fine musical clock on a base housing a very rare movement with teeth screwed one by one. An ormulu clock featuring an angel with a quiver, a lyre and a jug, striking the hours and half hours, and starting the music on the hour. Height 50 cm. On a plain mahogany base with rounded feet and rounded corners on the front (42 x 20,5 x 10,5 cm). Three (remade) levers on the front. Inside (re-housed ?), a very fine and rare musical movement. 4 tunes on a 17,8 cm cylinder, diam. ca 3,5 cm. Comb with 66 teeth screwed one by one. Ca 1815.


Fine notation and typical sound of early movements. The clock dates also from the beginning of the XIXth cent.


Chartres Auction Catalogs, 2 December 2007, Nº 604; Auction Catalogs, 2 December 2007, Nº 604

Die fünf Sektionalkamm-Spielwerke der Auktion Chartre
vom 2. 12. 2007 waren die
Nummern 598, 599, 600, 604, und 680

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