Johan Bock (Frankfort), Germany, circa 1635. Very fine and rare, oval, gilt brass and silver.
Astronomical moon phase alarm pendant watch with perpetual manual calendar. Very fine and rare, oval, gilt brass and silver, astronomical moon phase alarm pendant watch with perpetual manual calendar. Case : oval silver, front lid with engraved armorials, the back plain, gilded engraved bezels, the band decoratively pierced for sound emission and engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage, gilded turned terminal with boss to the base, floriate-form pendant with plain ring, the inside lid discreetly stamped with later hallmarks to the centre, bell mounted to the inside case back. Dial : gilded and engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage, the lower time dial with inner rotating disc for alarm indication mounted to the edge with a blued steel bug indicating the time upon a silver chapter ring with Roman numerals, short hand to the centre for setting alarm time, the top of the dial with silver chapter ring for date, inner ring calibrated for month to the dial plate and with indication for their number of days, subsidiary dial for days indicated by their corresponding ruling planet to the left and moon-phases to the right with small square aperture above for moon age.Provenance : Depicted in the Book: The Sandberg Watch Collection P. One of the ultimate collections ever assembled. Written by Terence Camerer Cuss with the assistance Osvaldo Patrizzi and Lord Michael Sandberg.
Johann Bock of Frankfurt is listed by Abeler in Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, 1977, p. Johan Bock , also written as Johann, Bok or Bork, listed in Frankfurt around 1633, he died 15. 1661, he was a German watchmaker, there are some pendant watches in several museums and collections, e. A single hand rock-crystal pendant watch in the Mathematical Physical Salon in Dresden and an oval astronomical pendant watch in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York. 67 x 38 mm length without pendant and nipple, 54mm, with pendant and nipple 72 mm, width 47 mm.
The watch is in excellent condition according to its age, or simply "museum quality". There are a few little things to mention. Movement: is ready for use, the alarm clock works (there is no guarantee for accuracy), and the mainspring barrel for the alarm has been re-pierced and re-engraved. The fusee was modified so that it could hold a chain, this was rebuilt so it now again with a gut line - therefore no guilding on the snail. Dial: Small marks and scratches on the dial, but the overall decorative image is clearly visible.
Auxiliary dials, as expected with marks, scratches and wear. The hand for the month has been replaced. Case: with slight wear, the bezel with some wear on the gilding, the thread for fixing the bottom bell with traces of repair, visible on the back cover. Wecker und ewigem, manuellem Kalender.The love for old things has kept me working as an antique dealer for over twenty-five years. Originally born in Denmark, I have been living in Berlin for a long time. Always on the search for small and large treasures, the quality and the high craftsmanship of the individual pieces mean a lot to me. A fast, customer-friendly and uncomplicated process is particularly important to me. I wish you a lot of fun while browsing, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me carsten berger.
The item "German astronomical moon phase alarm pendant watch with perpetual calendar 1635" is in sale since Friday, January 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches".antik" and is located in Potsdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.