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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 462

    A Dutch large ebonised and brass-mounted striking table clock with moonphase

    THE MOVEMENT AND DIAL BY ANTHONY JANSZEN, AMSTERDAM, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY; THE CASE LATER, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Dutch large ebonised and brass-mounted striking table clock with moonphase
    The movement and dial by Anthony Janszen, Amsterdam, third quarter 18th Century; the case later, probably 19th Century
    The case with brass handle and vase finials to inverted bell top, with tall sound frets to the sizes, the moulded plinth raised on bracket feet, the 20 cm. (8½ in.) wide brass dial with engraved border, foliate cast spandrels to silvered and arcaded Roman and Arabic chapter ring signed Antony Janszen/AMSTERDAM, gilt and matted centre with further engraving around the mock pendulum and date apertures, blued steel hands, strike/silent lever by 15, the silvered and engraved arch ring showing flying cherubs and with aperture giving the age of the moon, the orbs depicting figures, with painted and engraved rolling moon, the eight day movement with five latched pillars, twin gut fusees and verge escapement, Dutch rack strike and trip repeat on two bells, the back plate engraved with cornucopiae and foliate scrolls around an oval reserve with repeat signature; case key
    55 cm. high, handle down


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    Anthony Janszen is recorded working circa 1750.

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