Lot 118
  • 118

A Dutch burr walnut quarter striking alarm longcase clock with ships automaton, Henricus Van Vlijmen third quarter 18th Century

12,000 - 15,000 EUR
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  • 280cm. high including atlas
34-cm arched brass dial, engraved chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Henricus Van Vlijmen Amsteldam, pierced blued hands, alarm disc and subsidiary seconds, apertures for date, day, month and moonphase, polychrome painted theatrical opening below showing the Tafelberg with ships rocking to and fro' on a choppy sea, connected to the going train of the anchor movement with rack Dutch quarter striking on alternating bells, alarm on the large bell, burr walnut veneered case with bell top surmounted by a parcel gilt Atlas and two angels, pierced frets to the front and sides, trunk with string inlay and Chronos lenticle, similar inlay to the base with curbed knees and scroll feet 


dial original but tarnished, painted parts in good condition, movement able to function but might benefit from a clean, case also original but slightly dirty, small imperfections to the inlay and one of the side frets, finish a little dull and should be improved, together with 4 weights, 3 statuettes, pendulum, winder and doorkey.
"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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