Lot 254
  • 254

A Dutch burr walnut alarm striking longcase clock with ships automaton

Estimate
7,000 - 9,000 EUR
Sold
8,750 EUR
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Description

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
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