J07 A rare 18th century Japanese wall clock or 'Nicho Tenpu Yagura-dokei' with alarm and automatic change over of the twin foliot escapements

J07 A rare 18th century Japanese wall clock or 'Nicho Tenpu Yagura-dokei' with alarm and automatic change over of the twin foliot escapements

Price: € 9950

Offered by Van Brug Collection




A rare 18th century Japanese wall clock or 'Nicho Tenpu Yagura-dokei' with alarm and automatic change over of the twin foliot escapements

The deep bell with thick rim, secured by a pierced flame finial, mounted on an iron stand, the twin brass foliots with timing weights, over the iron top-plate, the three hinged brass side plates decorated to the interior and exterior with reeds and flowers within a cloud border, on a similarly decorated skirted base, the fixed lacquered chapter ring marked with 24 characters and an inner ring marked in tenths, reading against a pierced iron hand and alarm setting disc to the centre, the weight driven movement with iron wheels of three crossings, countwheel strike and twin verge foliots with automatic changeover between daytime and night-time hours.34cms (13ins) high.

Origin
Japan
Period
1790
Reference
100-230
Sizes
34 cm

Offered by

Van Brug Collection

Hoofdstraat 35
8162 AB Epe
The Netherlands

+31 (0)612966627
http://www.vanbrugcollection.eu

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