[NUMBER 446] 446 TABLE CLOCK OF GILDED BRONZE WITH STRIKE MOVEMENT AND ALARM NUREMBERG, LATE 16TH CENTURY Superb case on four crouching lion body supports. The nearly square body with chamfered corners furnished with caryatids of most imaginative conception, and crested by Ionie capitals. The four sides with elaborately chiselled bas-reliefs with the labors of Hercules, one bearing a bishop’s mitre with the maker’s emblem of crescent and cipher at the left. The octagonal top elaborately engraved with fleur-de-lys meanders and with a circular dial divided into twelve by Latin numerals in relief. The centre with a star rosette with Arabic numerals for the setting of the alarm. In working order. Size, 10 x 10 x 81/2 inches Similar example in Atlas, Plate 61. From the Spitzer legacies. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 192