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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 82

    A DUTCH BRASS-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED STRIKING AND MUSICAL TABLE CLOCK

    CIRCA 1780 AND LATER

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    Estimate

    A DUTCH BRASS-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED STRIKING AND MUSICAL TABLE CLOCK
    CIRCA 1780 AND LATER
    The case with brass lined inverted bell top (finials and top-plate later) and front and rear doors, carrying handle to each glass panelled side, brass bound plinth with bracket feet, brass dial with Indian mask spandrels to silvered chapter ring, matted centre with mock pendulum and date aperture, blued steel hands, subsidiary rings for slaan/niet slaan and speelen/niet speelen (latter currently not connected to the movement), rolling moonphase and tune selection to the arch (Scarremoes/Prins Eugenius MARS/dMerleton/de Boonties/Onr.Toomsweg/Malburgs MARS), the eight day movement with seven pillars (lower two threaded), converted to anchor escapement, Dutch rack strike on two bells, music via 21.5 cm. long pinned barrel and twenty-eight hammers on fourteen bells positioned across the top of the engraved backplate, trip repeats for strike and music; door key; pendulum
    67 cm. high


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    Provenance

    Christie's London, 2 June 1980, lot 117


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the second line of the catalogue description should read:
    CIRCA 1780 AND LATER; CASE AND MOVEMENT ASSOCIATED