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A DUTCH MAHOGANY MUSICAL AND AUTOMATON LONGCASE CLOCK

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Estimate: €10,000 - €15,000
ca. US$13,449 - US$20,174
Price realised:  €15,000
ca. US$20,174
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A DUTCH MAHOGANY MUSICAL AND AUTOMATON LONGCASE CLOCK
CAREL CHRISTOFFEL TAPPE, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
A DUTCH MAHOGANY MUSICAL AND AUTOMATON LONGCASE CLOCK CAREL CHRISTOFFEL TAPPE, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY The case with foliate and C-scroll mouldings overall, the polychrome decorated dial with female figures to the corners allegorical of the four seasons, the arch with an automaton scene depicting Pan, a satyr and a nymph, silvered arcaded chapter ring signed CAREL CRISTOFFEL TAPPE/AMSTERDAM , matted and engraved centre with subsidiary seconds ring with date aperture, flanked by a sector for month and day of week, penny moon above VI, tune selection to the right side, selection for slaan/niet slaan to IX and speelen/niet speelen to III, the eight-day five pillar movement with anchor escapement, Dutch strike on two bells, the musical barrel positioned to the right side of the movement playing six tunes via a brass 18.5 cm long pinned barrel with 29 hammers on 15 bells; three large brass weights 301 cm. high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 15 Dec 2008 - 16 Dec 2008
Address: Christie's
15-16 December 2008, Amsterdam