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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 434

    A FRISIAN STAINED ELM STRIKING 'STAARTSCHIPPERTJE' (BARGE CLOCK) WITH ALARM

    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRISIAN STAINED ELM STRIKING 'STAARTSCHIPPERTJE' (BARGE CLOCK) WITH ALARM
    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The case of typical form, the hood surmounted by giltwood figural finials, the wooden back plate with a pierced octagonal star, the polychrome painted iron dial with Roman chapter ring above a village scene, brass hands, the short duration movement with four brass ring turned baluster pillars, verge escapement with integral back swinging pendulum, outside countwheel with strike and alarm on bell above; three brass weights
    77 cm. high


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    Literature

    Illustrated, W.F.J. Hana, Nederlandse Klokken, Haarlem, 1980, fig. 145a