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A DUTCH BURR-WALNUT AND MARQUETRY LONGCASE CLOCK WITH AUTOMA...

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Estimate: €6,000 - €10,000
ca. US$8,051 - US$13,418
Price realised:  €21,600
ca. US$28,984
Lot number 619, Views: 46

A DUTCH BURR-WALNUT AND MARQUETRY LONGCASE CLOCK WITH AUTOMATON ROCKING SHIPS AND MYTHOLOGICAL SCENES 'SCHEEPJESMECHANIEK'
THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY; CASE AND DIAL ASSOCIATED, THE MOVEMENT LATER
A DUTCH BURR-WALNUT AND MARQUETRY LONGCASE CLOCK WITH AUTOMATON ROCKING SHIPS AND MYTHOLOGICAL SCENES 'SCHEEPJESMECHANIEK' THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY; CASE AND DIAL ASSOCIATED, THE MOVEMENT LATER The hood with giltwood figural finials, the polychrome painted dial with mytholigical figures above a recessed panel painted with a sea-scape and a coastal town with penny moon aperture and automaton ships and figures of a seamonster, mermaids and a shackled figure depicting the story of Prometheus and Andromeda, silvered arcaded Roman and Arabic chapter ring, ringed winding holes, subsidiary seconds with date aperture above, angled shaped apertures for days with zodiac symbols, painted steel hands, eight day four pillar movement with anchor escapement, Dutch strike on two bells; pendulum; crank key; two weights; 288 cm. high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: European Furniture, Clocks, Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 26 Jun 2007 - 27 Jun 2007
Address: Christie's
26-27 June 2007, Amsterdam