Interiors to include Paintings, Clocks, Furniture & Works of Art | 29 May 2013
A Dutch oak Friesland Staartklok , late 18th century
Sold for £700
A Dutch oak Friesland Staartklok , late 18th century, the weight-driven countwheel bell striking movement with painted Roman numeral break-arch dial with gilt swag decoration and sweep calendar hand to centre within chapter ring annotated for date of the month to inner track and with Arabic five minutes outside the arcaded minute ring, the angles applied with spandrels cast with figures emblematic of the four seasons beneath rolling moonphase to arch, the case with figural finials to shaped crest above strip pilasters flanking dial with shaped shallow-box back panel enclosing pendulum beneath,160cm (63ins) high.
Movement appears to be complete and fundamentally original and is in relatively clean condition so will probably work once correctly set-up. The movement has Dutch striking on two bells (ie. strikes the hour again at half past on a smaller bell). The backboard has a gong attached which is now redundant (has clearly had one of the bells re-instated). the dial is in fair original condition but with noticeable losses/flaking to painted surface, the lunar disc is connected to the movement.
The case is basically original and intact however will require cosmetic attention. The top panel to the hood has been replaced with a bit of hardboard, both 'parapet' sections to the sides are currently detached as are three cast metal figural finials of Atlas and Fortuna, the figures are complete with the exception of a wing and a trumpet however some parts are detached. The infill above the dial aperture now is plain glass and the side apertures are blanked off with timber, the lower cornice moulding is part detached on one side and is lacking from the other. Otherwise case generally is intact and free from significant faults but has faults commenserate with age.
Clock has three weights and a pendulum.
Wednesday 29 May 2013, 10.00am
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