Lot 420
  • 420

A Dutch burr walnut quarter striking alarm longcase clock with Chronos automaton, Perrin

8,000 - 12,000 EUR
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  • 275cm. high incl. atlas.
33.5-cm engraved brass dial, foliate pierced hands and alarm disk, engraved silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Daniel Perrin Amsterdam, subsidiary seconds and foliate pierced spandrels, apertures for date, day, month, moonphase and swing automaton, together with Chronos connected to the going train of the anchor movement with trip repeating rack Dutch quarter striking on alternating bells, alarm on a large bell, burr walnut case surmounted by a giltwood atlas and two angels, foliate pierced wood front- and side frets above the glazed door with brass capped columns, canted trunk with long shaped chequered inlaid door, carved ornament and Europe lenticle, similar inlay to the moulded base with curbed knees over canted corners, raised on bun feet


dial dirty, chapter ring needs to be resilvered, Chronos and swing automaton probably later, hands a little bent, hour hand repaired, movement able to function but in need of a complete overhaul, case with damages to the front and side frets, front door with a few cracks and loose but with the clock, both carved ornaments pale, veneer also pale, throughout with light scratches and dents, front panel of base loose at the right side, replaced feet, imperfections to the atlas and angels, alarm weights lacking, together with a pendulum, three statues, two weights, a winder and a 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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Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."