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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 433

    A FRISIAN OAK STRIKING 'STAARTSCHIPPERTJE' (BARGE CLOCK) WITH ALARM

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRISIAN OAK STRIKING 'STAARTSCHIPPERTJE' (BARGE CLOCK) WITH ALARM
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The case of typical form, the hood surmounted by giltwood figural finials (Atlas lacking), the wooden back plate with a pierced hexagonal star, the polychrome painted iron dial with Roman and Arabic chapter ring the arch decorated with sailing ships, the reverse of the dial inscribed W and indistinctly dated brass hands, repoussé brass spandrels to each corner, the short duration movement with four brass ring turned baluster pillars, verge escapement with integral side-swinging pendulum (altered), outside countwheel with strike and alarm on two bells above; one brass weight
    65 cm. high


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