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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 490

    A Dutch ebonised and brass-mounted striking table clock with pull quarter repeat and alarm

    JACOBUS HASIUS, AMSTERDAM. CIRCA 1705

    Price Realised  

    A Dutch ebonised and brass-mounted striking table clock with pull quarter repeat and alarm
    Jacobus Hasius, Amsterdam. Circa 1705
    The case with double scroll handle to pierced repoussé brass basket top, each side with two pierced brass frets, with further fret to the front door top rail, the stepped and moulded base raised on later claw and bun feet, the 18 cm. (7 in.) square brass dial with engraved border, winged cherub mask spandrels to silvered chapter ring with elaborate sword hilt half hour markers and cross half quarter hour markers, signed Jacob Hasius Amsterdam, matted centre with mock pendulum aperture, ringed winding holes and with engraving around the date aperture, blued steel hands (later minute), centred by a silvered alarm-setting disc, strike/silent lever above 60 and alarm winding square below upper left spandrel, the eight day movement secured with blued steel brackets (later) to the lower back plate and with turn catches to the dial, with seven ringed pillars, twin gut fusees, verge escapement, hour strike on one bell and pull quarter repeat on three further bells, the alarm work on sub-assembly to the front plate and sounding on the hour bell, the back plate with pierced and engraved apron and with foliate scroll engraving around a cartouche signed Jacob Hasius/Amsterdam; double-ended winding key, two case keys
    39.5 cm. high, handle down


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    Jacobus Hasius (Hasch) is recorded from c.1682-1747 and he is mentioned as having a workshop in Jan Roodenpoortstorensteeg. He is listed in the 'Register of Good Men' in 1704 and 1716.

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