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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 454

    A DUTCH WALNUT STRIKING 'AMSTERDAM STAARTKLOK' WITH MOONPHASE AND ALARM

    DAMES STARRE, AMSTERDAM. MID 18TH CENTURY. CASE AND MOVEMENT POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED

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    A DUTCH WALNUT STRIKING 'AMSTERDAM STAARTKLOK' WITH MOONPHASE AND ALARM
    DAMES STARRE, AMSTERDAM. MID 18TH CENTURY. CASE AND MOVEMENT POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED
    The case of typical form, the hood with bell top (adapted), pierced sound frets to front and sides and surmounted by giltwood figural finials, the arched brass dial with engraved borders, painted moonphase to the arch with inscription Tempus Fugit, cast brass seasonal spandrels to the silvered chapter ring signed DAMES STARRE AMSTERDAM, matted centre with silvered alarm disc, painted steel hands, date aperture above VI, the thirty-hour four pillar movement with anchor escapement, the alarm mounted on the right side of the movement, Dutch strike on two bells above; two weights, pendulum
    156 cm. high


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    Dames Starre is recorded working circa 1750, in Hoorn and Amsterdam.

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