Lot 172
  • 172

An attractive Dutch Amsterdam burr walnut quarter striking alarm longcase clock with ships automaton, Antoni Van Oostrom Amsterdam, circa 1750

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  • Height 268cm including Atlas
33.5-cm engraved brass arched dial, silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Antoni Van Oostrom Amsterdam, apertures for day, date, month and moonphase, foliate pierced hands and subsidiary seconds, the arch revealing the polychrome painted automaton of four ships and three boats on a choppy sea with connection to the movement with anchor escapement and trip repeating Dutch quarter rack striking on two bells, alarm on a single bell, burr walnut veneered case with shaped top, surmounted by a gilt wood atlas and two angels, moulded cornice with carved ornaments over pierced front and side frets, break arch door with brass capped columns, canted trunk, long shaped door with Europe lenticle, moulded base with canted corners raised on claw feet