Lot 516
  • 516

A Dutch Amsterdam burr walnut inlaid quarter striking alarm longcase clock, Otto van Meurs third quarter 18th century

6,000 - 9,000 EUR
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  • 287cm. high including atlas.
34.5-cm arched brass dial, silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds, pierced hands and alarm disc, apertures for day, (fan-) day-sign, date and moonphase in the arch below engraved garlands, foliate silvered signature plaque Otto van Meurs Amsterdam, gilt rococo spandrels, anchor movement with knopped pillars, rack Dutch quarter striking on two bells, alarm on the large bell, fine burr walnut veneered case with bell top surmounted by a giltwood atlas and two angels, moulded break arch cornice with foliate carving and central ornament above foliate pierced frets, glazed door with brass capped pilasters, trunk with canted corners, oval waisted door with basket lenticle and flower inlay, base with curbed knees on the canted corners raised on scroll feet


dial tarnished, chapter ring in good condition, spandrels regilt, painted daysigns partly rubbed, movement in working order and in fair condition, case with some pale patches but of good quality, fabric behind the frets needs to be replaced, frets with damages and some losses, inlay of later date, together with a pendulum, winder, 2 weights, 3 statues
"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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