Lot 430
  • 430

A Dutch burr walnut quarter striking repeating alarm longcase clock, Johannes de Lit mid 18th century

7,000 - 9,000 EUR
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  • 253cm. high withouth finial.
32.5-cm brass dial with engraved border and engraved silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals, foliate pierced hands and alarm disk, subsidiary seconds and apertures for day, date and moonphase in the arch, foliate engraved silvered signature plate signed Johannes de Lit Amsterdam, anchor movement with trip repeating Dutch rack quarter striking on alternating bells, alarm on a large bell, associated to the burr walnut veneered case with shaped top surmounted by two giltwood angels, foliate pierced frets above and below the shaped corners with carved ornament, glazed door flanked by brass capped columns, canted trunk long shaped door with Chronos lenticle, moulded bombed base on claw feet


dial tarnished, silvered parts need to be cleaned and resilvered, movement in working order but in need of an overhaul, seatboard in bad condition at the edges, atlas lacking, side frets replaced, moulding of left chimney lacking, associated case with some veneer bubbles, one shrinking crack across the base, replaced door lock with later mother of pearl escutchon, mask made to fit the dial, movement and dial circa 1740, case circa 1760, together with two statues, a winder, four weights, a doorkey 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."

**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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