• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 378

    A DUTCH WALNUT AND BURR-WALNUT LONGCASE CLOCK WITH 'SCHEEPJESMECHANIEK' (AUTOMATON SHIPS)

    GERRIT KNIP EN ZOON, AMSTERDAM. THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH WALNUT AND BURR-WALNUT LONGCASE CLOCK WITH 'SCHEEPJESMECHANIEK' (AUTOMATON SHIPS)
    GERRIT KNIP EN ZOON, AMSTERDAM. THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The case of typical form, the trunkdoor and plinth applied with later marquetry, cast brass C-scroll lenticle mount, on claw feet, the brass dialplate with an engraved silvered chapterring signed GERRIT KNIP EN ZOON AMSTELDAM, matted centre with subsidiary seconds ring with date aperture, sectors for month and day of week engraved with zodiac symbols and painted and engraved moonphase, silvered alarm setting disc and steel hands, above a recessed polychrome painted scene depicting various ships and a harbour scene with the city of Amsterdam beyond and eight rocking ships in front, the corners above with figures emblematic of trade, the four pillar movement with anchor escapement, alarm and Dutch-strike on two bells; pendulum, two brass alarm weights, two large brass weights, crank key, door key
    255 cm. high


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    Gerrit Knip, recorded as master clockmaker in Amsterdam in 1761 and is registered as Orlogiemaker op de Warmoesgracht in 1767. The firm continued under the name Gerrit Knip & Zoon.

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