A German square table clock made in Hamburg c. 1670. The case of this table clock is entirely made of gilt brass. On the upper side, which is richly engraved with flower and foliate motives, a silvered chapter ring is placed, indicating the hours (Roman I-XII) with half hour arrow markers. The time is indicated by a blued steel hand. The lower part of the case consists of a hinging lid, which contains a bell in a strap. On opening the clock some hidden engravings are revealed, as well as fretted and engraved mountings and bell hammer, a locking plate, the cock and the winding arbor. The clock stands on four turned feet. The maker has signed the clock on the inside; Hans Rossbach Hamburg
The day-going movement consists of two trains. The going work is fitted with a brass fusee with iron chain and has verge escapement with a spring balance. It can be regulated with a brass bridge ring. The striking work, which is regulated by a locking plate, indicates the hours fully on the bell.
Dimensions incl. feet: Height 8.5 cm. Width: 11,5 cm. Depth: 11,5 cm.
Literature:Jurgen Abeler, Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, page 469
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