Lot 404
  • 404

A Dutch burr walnut quarter striking longcase clock, Johannes van Wyk circa 1730

6,000 - 9,000 EUR
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  • 259cm. high incl. atlas.
28.5-cm brass engraved dial, engraved silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Johannes van Wyk Amsterdam, foliate pierced hands and subsidiary seconds, apertures for date and moonphase and cherub spandrels, endless rope weight driven, day going anchor movement, countwheel Dutch quarter striking on alternating bells, alarm removed, burr walnut veneered case with bell top, surmounted by a giltwood atlas and two angels, foliate pierced frets above and below the shaped corners, glazed front door flanked by brass capped pillars, straight trunk with long shaped door and oval lenticle, moulded square base raised on block feet


dial a little tarnished, fine engraving, minute hand replaced, alarm disk lacking because of removed alarm, movement able to function but very greasy and in need of a clean, case of rich colour walnut, frets of the hood all distressed and in need of restoration, a few cracks to the sides of the hood and a crack across the base, this type of dial and movement are usually found in Dutch wall clocks, it is very unusual to find this movement in a longcase clock, but dial fits well, case is of the same period and therefore unusual but possibly all original, together with three statues, three weights, a doorkey, a pulley and a pendulum
"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."

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