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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 423

    A FRISIAN POLYCHROME PAINTED STRIKING 'STOELKLOK' WITH ALARM AND TRIP REPEAT

    PROBABLY LEEUWARDEN. SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRISIAN POLYCHROME PAINTED STRIKING 'STOELKLOK' WITH ALARM AND TRIP REPEAT
    PROBABLY LEEUWARDEN. SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
    The polychrome painted wooden 'stoel' (possibly later) flanked to each side by a pierced mermaid, the polychrome painted dial decorated with roses, the rolling moonphase above the white painted Roman chapter ring centred by a church scene with date aperture below, brass hands, the hour hand with alarm disc and brass pointer, pierced gilt- and polychrome painted lead figural ornaments to each side, the short duration movement with four ringed baluster pillars, the verge escapement mounted between the two top plates, Dutch strike, alarm and trip repeat on two bells above; pendulum, two small brass weights
    75 cm. high


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    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    J. Zeeman, De Nederlandse Stoelklok, Assen 1969, pp. 119-121
    Dr. J.L. Sellink, Dutch Antique Domestic Clocks, Leiden 1973, pp. 230-239

    This clock can be identified as a 'Leeuwarder Stoelklok' and falls into a separate category of Frisian 'stoel'clocks. It has all the Leeuwarder features as described by Zeeman: characteristically shaped and robust mermaids sawn out of the wooden backplate, sometimes repeated with lead mermaids flanking the dial; a date aperture, mostly combined with moonphase and sometimes full calendar; strike on two bells. There are also several clocks known which have double top plates.

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