Lot 254
  • 254

A Dutch burr walnut alarm striking longcase clock with ships automaton

7,000 - 9,000 EUR
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  • 269cm. high
34-cm arched dial, silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals bearing the signature Pieter Klock Amsterdam, pierced hands and lacking subsidiary seconds, apertures for date, day, month and moonphase, a polychrome painted theatrical opening below flanked by Neptune and Mercury for the ships rocking to and fro' on a choppy sea in front of a townscape, connected to the going train of the anchor movement with trip repeating rack Dutch half hour striking on two alternating bells, alarm on the large bell, burr walnut veneered case with bell top and shaped cornice with carved ornament over the foliate pierced wood frets, brass capped columns flanking the glazed front door, long shaped door to the canted trunk with chequered inlaid banding and Europe lenticle, moulded bombed base with similar inlay raised on claw feet


dial tarnished but in good condition, seconds hand lacking, ships all dirty and some a little bent, movement able to function but in need of a good cleaning, case well made, pale but the wood of good quality, a few small veneer bubbles and a small piece of moulding lacking, together with two weights, pendulum, doorkey and winder, no Atlas and angels
"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."