Lot 429
  • 429

A Dutch burr walnut repeating musical longcase clock last quarter 19th century

8,000 - 12,000 EUR
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  • 291cm. high incl. atlas.
36.5-cm brass dial and foliate pierced hands, engraved silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals, apertures for date, day, month and moonphase and subsidiaries for seconds and tune selection, levers for strike/silent and play/not play near IX and III, foliate pierced spandrels and engraved silvered signature plaque bearing Rutgerus v. Meurs Amsteldam, anchor movement with trip repeating rack Dutch quarter striking on alternating bells one lacking, 32-cm cylinder playing one of twelve tunes with 26 hammers on fifteen bells or at will, burr walnut veneered case with bell top surmounted by an Atlas, foliate pierced frets to the front and sides, glazed front door, canted trunk with long shaped door and Chronos lenticle, bombed base raised on claw feet


dial tarnished, all silvered parts stained, good hands, movement in working order but in need of a complete overhaul, large bell for hour striking lacking, case in dirty original condition, front frets with some imperfections, looks all a little bit bent, some cracks to the side of the hood, trunk of rich colour, a little dirty with a few scratches and dents due to age and wear, small part of bottom moulding loose, together with three weights, a pendulum, a winder, a key and statue
"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.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
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."