An Amsterdam Longcase klok, Pieter Klok, 1710

An Amsterdam Longcase klok, Pieter Klok, 1710

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Offered by Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks



An Amsterdam Longcase klok, Pieter Klok, 1710 An Amsterdam Longcase klok, Pieter Klok, 1710 An Amsterdam Longcase klok, Pieter Klok, 1710 An Amsterdam Longcase klok, Pieter Klok, 1710

The cabinet consists of oak, which is veneered with walnut. The door of the clock face is flanked on both sides by twisted columns.

Dial

The 30.5 cm fire-gilded brass dial has a silver-plated chapter ring with engraved Roman hour numerals and a minute ring with Arabic numerals. After the center of the chapter ring a ring with quarter division. Between the hour digits we see engraved half-hour signs and between the minute digits half quarters. The center is matted and rings twisted around the winding holes, above the six a date window is framed with beautiful floral engravings. Below the twelve a separate silver-plated and engraved seconds ring with Arabic numerals. The beautifully pierced and blued hands are of the cake server type. The corners are provided with cast and hammered gilt corner pieces with cerubines

Movement

The platinum timepiece is powered by two weights and has a running time of 8 days. The beautiful pillars are “gelatchet” which is a characteristic of early table and longcase clocks. The movement is regulated by means of an anchor escapement in combination with a seconds pendulum. The clock strikes the full and half hours in full on two alternating bells, which we refer to as Dutch striking, and the first and third quarter of an hour is also indicated by one strike. All this is regulated with a locking disc.

Housing

The cabinet consists of oak, which is veneered with walnut. The door of the clock face is flanked on both sides by twisted columns. Above the door as well as in the hood it is richly decorated with floral openwork decorations. The shade is crowned by gilded brass spheres placed on so-called strut supports. The rectangular door, which is framed with a fine profile frame, has an oval winding window closed by glass in the middle to see the amplitude of the pendulum. The square base stands on small ball feet.

Origin
The Netherlands, Amsterdam
Period
Around 1710
Material
Wood, Walnut, Brass, Silverplate
Signature
Pieter Klok, Amsterdam
Reference
100-49
Sizes
255 x 45.5 x 24.5 cm

Offered by

Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks

't Hofke 28
5374 HE Schaijk
The Netherlands

+31(0)6 51 169 169
http://www.clocksantique.nl

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