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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 482

    A Dutch provincial ebonised and padouk wood striking 'Haagse' clock


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    A Dutch provincial ebonised and padouk wood striking 'Haagse' clock
    Jacobus Barrity, Harlingen. Circa 1690
    The door with moulded breakarch cresting centred by a later turned ball finial, with spiral-twist half columns above a moulded plinth and resting on two ball feet, opening on concealed hinges via integral side-positioned catch operated with the winding key, the case with later glazed side panels within moulded frames and supported by three further feet, the inside rear panel inlaid with an olivewood parquetry star, the upper rear with later brass hanging brackets, the dial opening on hinges and with velvet-covered brass plate, gilt-brass skeletonised Roman chapter ring with outer five minutes, plain brass hands, decorative brass collet to the winding square, applied with skeletonised signature plaque below Jacobus Barrity/Fecit Harlinge the thirty-hour movement with rectangular plates joined by four ringed vase-shaped back-pinned pillars, single barrel, three spoke wheelwork, verge escapement with silk suspension and cycloidal cheeks, pierced back cock, countwheel hour and half hour strike on bell secured to the dial plate below; pendulum
    43.5 cm. high

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    Jacobus Barrity's dates are uncertain. Plomp (p.73) records him as born before 1633 and dying before 1709. He is described as a clockmaker when he married in Leeuwarden in 1653. He probably moved to Harlingen in 1664 and is recorded there between 1673 and 1693.

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    Illustrated, Dr R Plomp, Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks 1657-1710, Schiedam, 1979, p.73, fig.1