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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 453

    A DUTCH WALNUT STRIKING 'AMSTERDAM STAARTKLOK' WITH ALARM

    ANTHONIE VAN OOSTROM, AMSTERDAM. CIRCA 1745; CASE AND MOVEMENT POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED

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    A DUTCH WALNUT STRIKING 'AMSTERDAM STAARTKLOK' WITH ALARM
    ANTHONIE VAN OOSTROM, AMSTERDAM. CIRCA 1745; CASE AND MOVEMENT POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED
    The case of typical form, the hood surmounted by giltwood figural giltwood figural finials, the front panel with circular lenticle, the 26 cm. (12.5 in.) square brass dial with figural cast brass seasonal spandrels to the silvered chapter ring with signature Ant; Van Oostrom/Amsterdam, matted centre with silvered alarm disc, blued steel hands, the thirty-hour four pillar movement with anchor escapement, the alarm mounted to the left side of the movement, with strike and alarm on bell above; two brass weights, pendulum
    130 cm. high


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    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    H.M. Vehmeyer, Clocks, Their origin and development 1320-1880, Gent 2004, Vol. I, pp.438-439

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