• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 234

    A DUTCH BURR-WALNUT LONGCASE CLOCK

    PAULUS BRAMER, AMSTERDAM. SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

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    A DUTCH BURR-WALNUT LONGCASE CLOCK
    PAULUS BRAMER, AMSTERDAM. SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The case of typical form, giltwood figural finials, the hood centred by a foliate clasp, the case with chamfered sides, the trunkdoor with circular lenticle, the brass dial with engraved border, seasonal spandrels, silvered arch above with painted moonphase, silvered Roman chapter ring signed Paulus Bramer/Amsterdam, matted centre with subsidiary seconds ring with date aperture, alarm-setting disc and day of week sector, ringed winding holes, pierced blued steel hands, eight-day four pillar movement with anchor escapement, Dutch-strike and alarm on two bells; pendulum, four weights, door key, crank key
    280 cm. high (overall)


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    PAULUS BRAMER, AMSTERDAM (b. ? - 1770), probably born in 1696, Bramer is recorded to be married in 1716, but the first record of his name is in an advertisement from June 1715, in which he offered various clocks for sale. Bramer was a very productive clockmaker who made watches, table clocks and longcase clocks. He is most famous for his complicated and ornate clocks some with musical movements and other complications such as moonphases and calendar-works.

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