Lot 688
  • 688

A Dutch Amsterdam burr walnut quarter striking and alarm longcase clock with Chronos automaton, Abraham van Aken circa 1740

8,000 - 10,000 EUR
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  • 281cm. high including Atlas
33.5-cm arched engraved brass dial, chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Abraham van Aken Amsterdam, subsidiary seconds and pierced blued hands, apertures for date, well painted fan day/daysign and moonphase in the arch, foliate pierced silvered spandrels, Chronos automaton connected to the going train of the anchor movement with rack Dutch quarter striking on alternating bells, alarm on the large bell, burr walnut veneered case with bell top surmounted by a metal atlas and two angels, shaped moulded corniche with carved ornament and foliate pierced frets above and below, glazed door with brass capped columns, canted trunk with shaped door and Europe lenticle, moulded canted base on claw feet


dial slightly tarnished, unusual spandrels but appear to be original, well painted fan-daysign in good condition, movement able to function but might benefit from a cleaning, chronos automaton in good condition but might be of later date ( well made), dial of the clock a little too large for the mask and therefore a possible association of movement and case, both are of the same period and style so could be original, case in good condition, slightly pale, frets with minor imperfections but nothing serious, later atlas and feet, together with 4 weights, 3 stauettes, pendulum 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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