Lot 479
  • 479

A Dutch burr walnut marquetry inlaid quarter striking alarm longcase clock, Otto van Meurs, circa 1780

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  • height 260cm
34-cm brass dial, engraved silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Otto van Meurs Amsterdam, foliate pierced hands and engraved alarm disc, subsidiary seconds and apertures for date, day, month and moonphase, four painted elegant ladies below personifying the Seasons, anchor movement with four latched knopped pillars, trip repeating rack Dutch quarter striking on two alternating bells, alarm on the large bell, burr walnut case with bell shaped top lacking Atlas and angels, foliate pierced frets above and below a moulded shaped cornice with a carved ornament, glazed front door with fine inlaid pilasters, canted trunk with later marquetry inlay of flowers and birds, long shaped door with carved ornament and brass basket lenticle, bombed base with similar inlay raised on ball and claw feet, one weight and alarm weights lacking


dial tarnished and chapter ring needs to be resilvered, painted part with a few chips and scratches, moonphase also with a few chips, minute hand replaced (could be improved), movement able to function but in need of a complete overhaul, around the axis of the first wheel of the going train with centre point dots, suspension of the pendulum altered, pendulum lacking top (steel suspension) and bob, case dirty and in overall distressed condition, fabric behind the frets in bad condition, top structurally loose, top of door with cracks, case pale of colour, marquetry of the late 19th century, parts of the lower backpanel which fill the bombed parts lacking, plinth at the back broken and the backpanel therefore not supporting the trunk, structurally therefore the case not sound, one large weight lacking, alarm weights lacking, atlas and angels lacking, pendulum rod lacking top and bob, together with a winder and doorkey
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

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