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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 430

    A FRISIAN ELM STRIKING 'KORTSTAART' WITH AUTOMATON CAROUSEL AND ALARM

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRISIAN ELM STRIKING 'KORTSTAART' WITH AUTOMATON CAROUSEL AND ALARM
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The case of typical form, the arched hood surmounted by giltwood urn finials, the polychrome painted dial with automaton carousel to the arch with five military equestrian figures in front of an estate, painted seasonal spandrels to the chapter ring centred by a lake view, brass hands and alarm pointer, the sliding front panel with gilt lead ornament, short duration movement with anchor escapement, Dutch countwheel strike and alarm on bell above; two brass weights, pendulum
    115 cm. high


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