A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690.

A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690.

Price: € 38000

Offered by Gude & Meis Antique Clocks



A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690. A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690. A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690. A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690. A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690. A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690. A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690. A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690. A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690. A Dutch ebony striking 'Haagse Klok' bracket clock, Van Ceulen, circa 1690.

Good and early Dutch ebony Hague clock by Johannes Van Ceulen. Eight day movement with half hour striking.

The dial

The brass velvet covered dial is hinged in the case. On this, an engraved skeletonized chapter ring with Roman numerals and full outer numbering is fitted. The foliate pierced hands are made of brass. Below the chapter ring there is a cast ornament with the figure of Bacchus on a horn with vines incorporating a signature plaque inscribed Johannes Van Ceulen Haghe.

The movement

The movement is driven by two spring barrels and has a duration of eight days. It is being regulated by a verge escapement in combination with a silk suspended pendulum with cycloid cheeks. The clock strikes has half hour striking by means of a numbered countwheel. The striking train is adorned with beautifully shaped iron striking gates. The plates are fitted together by well turned baluster pillars. The back plate is signed Johannes Van Ceulen fecit Haghe.

The case

The rectangular case is veneered with ebony and is surmounted by a broken pediment with an urn finial. The fronton is adorned by beautifully cast and chiseled mounts of scrolling leaves with a bird. Similar mounts are fitted on the pilasters also consisting of scrolling leaves with birds. There are glass panels lined with fine mouldings. The interior is adorned with the traditional star of tropical woods. The clock has (later) iron suspension hoops and four feet below.

Signature
Johannes Van Ceulen Hage
Reference
200-41
Sizes
47 x 21 x 15 cm

Offered by

Gude & Meis Antique Clocks

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 60
1017DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 6129742
http://www.gudemeis.com/

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