A Frisian oak so called 'Staart schippertje' with percussion and alarm clock. The arched oak cabinet has, next to the glazed door, two half blackened columns with brass capitals.
The 21.5 cm by 15.5 cm arched dial has Roman hour numerals surrounded by a minute ring with Dutch arches and Arabic minute numerals every five minutes. At the top of the bar a water with two flat-bottomed sailing ships. Gold-colored flowers in the center and corners. Brass hour and minute hand and an alarm clock hand. All this in the original polychrome painting.
30-hour weight-driven brass pillared movement with verge escapement and short crank. Bubbles in full the whole hour and once every half hour by means of a closing disc.
The arched oak cabinet has, next to the glazed door, two half blackened columns with brass capitals. And is crowned by three beautiful battlements, spinning tops. The tailpiece has openwork cut openings and a heart.
The term 'Staart schippertje'(translation: 'tail skipper') refers to rare miniature tail bells that according to tradition were used on board tow barges. Due to the combination of a verge escapement with a short fixed pendulum, the clock continues to run even when it is slightly off balance. Due to the small dimensions, these clocks are very easy to place in an interior and to combine with other interior pieces. This also makes them adorable to see for many people. Due to their rarity, they are also popular with collectors.
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