Herman Bohm (Boehm) Enamel Nautilus Shell Clock
Our Viennese silver and enamel clock from the studio of Herman Bohm, circa 1870-1880, features painted allegorical scenes including Poseidon, raised on a dolphin form handle on an enamel base. The silver top marked with the Austrian Control mark, the letter "A" for Vienna, and the mark of the enameler, Herman Bohm, "HB". Face is signed "Joseph Kostler", "Wien No. 1657".
Overall condition is good. There is a loss to the glass cover to the clock face. There is a loss to enamel near the hinge to the lid on one side. There is a missing bolt and nut at the base where the silver dolphin is affixed to the base. There is rubbing wear and scratches, and the entire clock does not stand perfectly upright. Condition of the clock movement is unknown, as our client just acquired the piece. Full condition report forwarded upon request.
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Provenance: Christie's, New York, October 21, 1993, Lot 253; October 15, 2019, Lot 143.