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An impressive Dutch gilt-brass, silvered brass- and silver-m...

Estimate: €50,000 - €100,000
ca. US$72,851 - US$145,703
Price realised:  €156,000
ca. US$227,297
Lot number 421, Views: 110

An impressive Dutch gilt-brass, silvered brass- and silver-mounted double-dial quarter-striking and musical table clock
An impressive Dutch gilt-brass, silvered brass- and silver-mounted double-dial quarter-striking and musical table clock Severijn and Johannes Oosterwijck, Amsterdam. Late 17th Century and later The cupola top surmounted by a figure of Chronos and applied with foliate mounts terminating in theatrical mask mounts above a fretwork band, with panels below modelled in relief with zodiac figures and further panels applied with swag and mask mounts, the corners below mounted with female seasonal figures and with bud finials, the angles each with two half columns with Composite capitals and applied with filigree mounts of trailing foliage and engraved figures, the sides with over-glazed painted metal panels showing the Arms of Hervey for Bristol (probably 19th Century, see footnote), above plinth section with inverted breakfront sides with main panels modelled in high relief with figures emblematic of Philosophy and Astronomy and flanked by panels with figures representing the seasons, two signed J.Bouchon f. inv , four with initials J.B. f i , the case raised on bun feet, the gilded and engraved arched dials with silvered Roman and Arabic chapter rings signed Sevryn en Joh.s Oosterwyk/Amsterdam , blued steel hands (independently set but running together), matted centres with date apertures, one with single ringed winding hole and the other with two ringed winding holes, one arch with moonphase and the other with strike/silent ring flanked by apertures for day of week and month (with number of days), each with figural representation, the back-to-back movement with triple chain fusees, side-positioned anchor escapement and pendulum, quarter-striking on two large bells under the cupola via two hammers and with hourly music playing Auld Lang Syne on thirteen bells with fifteen hammers, via 9 cm. long pinned music cylinder; the case basically late 17th Century and with later alterations, some losses to mounts and some mounts later, the dials early 18th Century and adapted for the case, the movement also early 18th Century but with alterations to the wheelwork and escapement, the music work late 18th/19th Century; pendulum; crank key 89 cm. high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks
Date of the auction: 19 Dec 2007
Address: Christie's
19 December 2007, Amsterdam