Lot 161

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Meissen Dresden 'Allegory of Poland' Floral Encrusted Figural Clock
Probably after a Model by J.J. Kändler and J.F. Eberlein, 19th Century
Underside of separate stand with single-canceled blue underglaze painted crossed swords mark, incised 452, and impressed 54; underside of clock with single-canceled blue underglaze painted crossed swords mark, incised No: 452, and impressed 78; the two-train pendulum-driven movement by Aktiengesellschaft für Uhrenfabrikation Lenzkirch striking a bell on the half-hour and chiming on the hour.

  • Property from a Maryland Estate
  • Dimensions:
  • Height overall: 28-1/2 in (72.4 cm)
  • Condition:
  • A few scattered minor repaired breaks, particularly protruding appendages of figures in relief, particularly trumpet of surmounted and flower and scroll of rightmost figures and one floral applique of one leg of base; scattered instances of minor breaks, chipped losses, particularly to petals of floral appliques to mid-body along left; a few scattered instances of minor inpainted, stabilized repairs, particularly to recesses near lowest figures; abrasive wear with light associated deterioration and contact staining to undersides of feet of stand and clock; a few instances of lesser chipped, predominantly fleabites, particularly protruding ends of overhanging rocaille decoration, and other protruding edges; scattered instances of dyed stabilized fill, irregularly prominent to interior underside of one foot of clock; several instances of likely inherent to firing partial stress cracks and fissures, particularly recesses and corners of base and recesses and reticulated side panels of clock, with other varying surface and glaze imperfections; clock movement and chime apparently functional in the short-term with cosmetic defects and expected service– not tested at length nor disassembled for evaluation, Weschler's will not guarantee functionality of clock mechanisms overtime.

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September 22, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
Rockville, MD, US


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