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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 303

    A DUTCH WALNUT STRIKING TABLE CLOCK WITH ALARM

    JOHANNES VAN BRUSSEL, AMSTERDAM. CIRCA 1700

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH WALNUT STRIKING TABLE CLOCK WITH ALARM
    JOHANNES VAN BRUSSEL, AMSTERDAM. CIRCA 1700
    The breakarch case applied with an acanthus carving to the lunette, the sides with silk-backed foliate carved high relief frets, the rear of the arch also silk-backed, the spring-released front door with breakfront top and bottom mouldings, on bun feet, the 21.5 cm. (8 in.) square brass dial with engraved border and winged cherub mask spandrels, alarm winding square by top right spandrel, silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, with sword-hilt half hour markers and signed J.V Brussel Amsterdam matted centre wih ringed winding holes and with engraving around the date aperture, silvered alarm setting disc, pierced and black painted hands, the two-week duration movement with rectangular plates joined by five ringed and tapering pillars, twin line fusees and reinstated verge escapement, inside rack for Dutch strike on two bells and trip repeat, possibly restored alarm work positioned on the back plate, with pierced and engraved later apron, the back plate engraved with foliate scrolls around a signature oval for J V Brussel/Amsterdam
    44.5 cm. high


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    Johannes van Brussel (1677-1753) was born in Amsterdam and married in that city in 1701; his workshop was in the Regulierdwarsstraat.

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    Provenance

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important Clocks, Christie's Amsterdam, 19 December 2007, lot 489. Where acquired by the previous owner.


    Literature

    Dr. R. Plomp, Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks 1657-1710, Schiedam, 1979, p. 86, fig. 11, illustrated.