Lot 116
  • 116

A good Dutch burr elm and walnut marquetry inlaid quarter striking musical longcase clock with automaton, Reyn de Jong last quarter 18th Century

12,000 - 18,000 EUR
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  • 290cm. high including finials.
37.5-cm arched brass dial, engraved silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Reyn de Jong WestZaandam, foliate pierced blued hands and subsidiary seconds, apertures for date, day, month, moondate, tide and moonphase below in the polychrome painted scene of a family in front of their house listening to a group of musicians with automaton arms connected to the three train anchor movement with trip repeating rack Dutch quarter striking on two alternating bells, 18.5-cm cylinder musical mechanism playing one of seven airs with 22 hammers on 14 bells as listed on an engraved silvered plaque mounted in the burr elm and burr walnut veneered case, bell top surmounted by three flambeau finials, shaped cornice with foliate carving over pierced wood frets, canted trunk with long shaped door having similar carving and inlay of musical instruments, bombed base with further inlay raised on claw feet


quality dial in good condition, recently cleaned and resilvered, painted apertures and scene in good condition, movement able to function and in good condition, musical mechanism appears to change it's tune automatically every day, nice case of good proportions a little dirty with some minor cracks and scratches from normal use and wear, small part of the carved border of the door lacking as well as some pieces of moulding to the sides, frets probably restored early 20th C. (Jugnedstil), together with 3 weights, 3 finials, 2 doorkeys
"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."