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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 76

    A DANISH WALNUT AND BURR-WALNUT MUSICAL LONGCASE CLOCK

    N. HOHWU, GRAVENSTEIN (SCHLESWIG). SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY; CASE AND MOVEMENT POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED

    Price Realised  

    A DANISH WALNUT AND BURR-WALNUT MUSICAL LONGCASE CLOCK
    N. HOHWU, GRAVENSTEIN (SCHLESWIG). SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY; CASE AND MOVEMENT POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED
    The hood with carved scrolling sides, the case with carved basements to the chamfered sides above a moulded bombé plinth with scrolling strapwork, the brass dial with engraved border, pewter arcaded chapter ring with chequer engraved centre, foliate mask spandrels to the lower corners, Spielen/N. Spielen en Schlagen/N. Schlagen subsidiaries to the upper corners, the arch with a silvered tune selection ring and silvered signature plaque below signed N. Hohwü GRAVENSTEIN, the six pillar movement with anchor escapement, rack strike on one bell to the side, the musical movement mounted horizontaly and playing six tunes with thirty hammers on sixteen bells, the seatboard with suppliers label Ludvig N.B. Hansen Kongelig Hofleverandor, Kobenhavn; pendulum, winding key, door key, crank key, three brass weights
    240 cm. high


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    The clockmaker N. Hohwu (or Höhwü) is most probably the father of the Amsterdam clockmaker Andreas Hohwu, well known for his observatory clocks and chronometers, who was born in Gravenstein in 1803.

    The tune selection ring is inscribed:
    Nun dancket alle Gott/Besieht du deine Weege/Wer nur den Lieben Gott lat Warten/Ich bin ruhig und zufrieden/Auf meinem Lieben Gott was lobest/Praludium ich singe dir mit hertz u:m.

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