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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 488

    A DUTCH EBONY QUARTER STRIKING 'ZAANSE SCHOOLBORD KLOK' (BLACKBOARD WALL CLOCK) WITH ALARM

    DIRK ENGEL, WESTZAAN. LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DUTCH EBONY QUARTER STRIKING 'ZAANSE SCHOOLBORD KLOK' (BLACKBOARD WALL CLOCK) WITH ALARM
    DIRK ENGEL, WESTZAAN. LATE 17TH CENTURY
    The rectangular backboard with moulded edges and shaped arched top, flanked to each side by a turned pinnacle finial, the hollow reverse accommodating the pendulum, oval pendulum aperture, the case with four ring turned corner pillars, glazed side doors, the front surmounted by a pierced cast brass fret depicting Faith, Hope and Love, the side frets depicting two lions bearing the coat-of-arms of Amsterdam and inscribed NU ELCK SYN SIN, the black velvet covered brass dial with brass seasonal spandrels to the brass chapter ring inscribed D. Engel/Westzanen and with sword hilt half hour markers, pierced brass hands, the short duration brass movement with tapering ringed pillars, wheels with bifurcated spokes, verge escapement, Dutch countwheel strike on two bells above surmounted by the figure of Justice, the alarm mounted on the right side of the movement; four brass weights, pendulum
    75 cm. high


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note: the figural finial of this clock is lacking, and not as stated in the printed catalogue.


    Literature

    Illustrated, W.F.J. Hana, Klokkenkijkboek, Haarlem, 1978, fig.40 (detail)