Jaap Zeeman, De Nederlandse Staande Klok, Zwolle, 1996, pp.436-457 C.A. Grimbergen, De ontwikkeling van het Nederlandse uurwerk, Zaandam, 1991, p.17-21
Tardy, French Clocks, Clocks the World Over, Vol. III, Paris, 1982, p.261
Dutch longcase clocks with planisphere dials are rare.
During the 18th century longcase clocks with astronomical indications were only made in Amsterdam and Friesland. Only a few have appeared at auction in recent years, by the following makers:
Thomas Thomsen, Amsterdam (Christie's Amsterdam, property of the late Mrs Feitz-Dreesmann, 29 september 1998, lot 309)
Peter Swaan, Amsterdam (Christie's Amsterdam, The Dr Anton C. Dreesman Collection, 16 April 2002, lot 1335)
Johannes van Wijk, Amsterdam (Christie's Amsterdam, The Collection of the late Mrs. Doodeheefver-Toonen, 1 July 2004)
Thomas Thomsen, Amsterdam (Christie's London, Magnificent Clocks, 15 September 2004, lot 36)
Paulus Bramer, Amsterdam (Sotheby's New York, Masterpieces from the Time Museum, Part IV, 13 October 2004, lot 548)
Rutgerus Van Meurs, Amsterdam (Christie's London, Important Clocks, 5 July 2006, lot 145)
J.P. Kroese (Kruse), originally from Wuppertal, is recorded working in Amsterdam in 1729. He had his workshop together with his son Pieter Kroese. The workshop was situated in the Kalverstraat in the city centre of Amsterdam.
Enrico Morpurgo notes an astronomical clock by J.P. Kroese being sold by Mak van Waay in 1938 and 1946 (Nederlandse klokken-en horlogemakers vanaf 1300, Amsterdam, 1970).