Quarter striking Dutch bracket clock
A very classic Dutch ebonished 8-day striking bracket clock from circa 1730 Signed Steven Hoogendijk Rotterdam.The beautifull case with caddy top with imposing gilded finals and fret work on top, also the sites the front and backsite lovely fretwork. The clock is mounted on gilded bun feet.The very smart looking arched dial with silvered chapter ring with Roman nrs and Arabic nrs for the minutes in between the nrs lovely engravings with the so-called "fleur de lis"design .In top of the arch is the choice for slaan/niet slaan It means strike or not strike.activated by turning the hand on the desired position.In the centre of the dial a small disk to set time for the alarm.Very nice gilded sprandels on the dial Lovely blue steeled pierced hands.The movement with an option the"so-called pull repeat"on six bells to hear in the night the right time by pulling a string on the site of the clock. For the alarm you also have to pull the string on the other site to activate the alarm system.In the centre of the main dial above the nr 6 an apparture for the dates of the month . Under Nr 12 an apparture to see if the clock is running by seeing the pendulum moving.The fussee spring driven movement with verge escapement Nife edge suspension.The backplate engraved with lovely floral design.
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