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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 455

    A DUTCH WALNUT STRIKING 'AMSTERDAM STAARTKLOK' WITH ALARM

    MID 18TH CENTURY. CASE AND MOVEMENT POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH WALNUT STRIKING 'AMSTERDAM STAARTKLOK' WITH ALARM
    MID 18TH CENTURY. CASE AND MOVEMENT POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED
    The case of typical form, the arched hood with pierced sound fret surmounted by giltwood figural finials, the brass dial with engraved border, cast brass seasonal spandrels (later) to the silvered arched chapter ring signed Hermelink Amsterdam (possibly later), foliate engraved centre with date aperture beneath, steel hands, the thirty-hour four pillar movement with anchor escapement, the alarm mounted to the side of the movement, with strike and alarm on bell above; three brass weights, pendulum
    135 cm. high


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    Literature

    Illustrated, W.F.J. Hana, Nederlandse Klokken, Haarlem 1980, fig. 156-157