Dr R Plomp, Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks 1657-1710, Schiedam, 1979, pp.88-107
H.M. Vehmeyer, Clocks, Their Origin and Development 1320-1880, Vol.I, Gent, 2004, pp.364-369
Tardy, French Clocks, Clocks the World Over, Vol.III, Paris, 1981, pp.235-237
Dr J.L. Sellink, Dutch Antique Domestic Clocks, Leiden, 1973, pp.48-49 & pp.55-56
Van den Ende, van Kersen, van Kersen-Halbertsma, Taylor & Taylor, Huygens' Legacy, The Golden Age of the Pendulum Clock, Frome, 2004, pp.174-177
W.F.J. Hana, Nederlandse Klokken, Haarlem, 1980, p.168
Johannes van Ceulen (ante 1656-1715) is described by Plomp (op. cit, p.88) as 'without doubt the most capable and prolific maker of Hague' clocks. He is first mentioned in the Hague in 1676 and became a citizen in 1677, when he bought a house opposite that of Christian Huygens, for whom he made a planetarium (now in the Museum Boerhave in Leiden) and also two special clocks for his attempts to determine longitude at sea. His comparatively large output suggests that he had several men working for him.
A van Ceulen clock of closely related design was sold Sotheby's Amsterdam, Clocks, Watches and Wristwatches, 25 May 2004, lot 172.