A very rare late 18th century Maltese weight driven striking wall clock Salvadore Micallef, Malta
Lot 125W
A very rare late 18th century Maltese weight driven striking wall clock Salvadore Micallef, Malta
Sold for £10,625 (US$ 17,362) inc. premium

Lot Details
A very rare late 18th century Maltese weight driven striking wall clock
Salvadore Micallef, Malta
The typical rectangular case with shaped cresting and base, decorated with gilt highlights of interlaced scrolls and shell motifs on a dark green ground, set to each side with shaped inspection windows and to the rear with two iron suspension hooks, the rectangular painted dial measuring 18ins by 13ins and painted with a Roman and Arabic chapter ring above the mock-pendulum aperture, decorated to each corner with flowers in different colours, the weight driven movement with rectangular plates united by four knopped pillars, the two small smooth barrels leading off to twin wooden pulleys set into shaped iron brackets, with inverted anchor escapement striking on the bell via a countwheel set on the frontplate 92cms (3ft) high.

Footnotes

  • Salvadore Micallef is listed as working in malta circa 1790 to 1810.
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