A Schnappuhr or so-called Schaufensteruhr, Black Forest clock, circa 1840.
The clock figure represents an Oriental man in traditional costume with turban and pipe.
The polychrome painted man wears a clock with a 30-hour duration movement, his eyes and mouth are set in motion by the pendulum movement. White enamel dial. In original painting and authentic condition. This so-called "Schaufensteruhr" stood in the window of a clock dealer to attract attention and tempt passers-by. In good condition. HxWxD 41x15x12 cm.
Price € 16.500,--
Literature: Von Augenwendern und Schnappautomaten: Die Welt der Uhrenmännchen und Figurenuhren von 1635 bis 1960. Frank Haverkamp & Beatrice Techen. Page 230.
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