Lot 59
  • 59

A Dutch burr walnut longcase clock with ships automaton, A. Heijmuijs Amsterdam

4,000 - 6,000 EUR
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  • 280cm. high.
32.5-cm arched brass dial with mask spandrels, chapter ring with Roman numerals signed A. Heijmuijs Amsterdam, foliate pierced hands and subsidiary seconds, apertures for moonphase, date and ships automaton in the arch rocking to and fro' on a choppy sea, connected to the anchor movement with trip repeating rack Dutch half hour striking on alternating bells, associated burr walnut case with bell top surmounted by a gilt wood Atlas and two angels, shaped corniche with carved ornament over foliate pierced wood frets, brass capped columns flanking the glazed door, canted trunk with Europe lenticle to the shaped door, bombed base raised on claw feet


dial tarnished, dialfeet either refitted or fitted later leaving ' scars ' at the front, chapter ring needs to be re-silvered, ships automaton painting dirty but of good quality, movement very dirty and in need of a complete overhaul, able to function, case in overal distressed condition, associated to the movement/dial, base structurally not sound and needs to be looked at, together with a pendulum, 2 weights doorkey, 3 statuettes
"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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