A Frisian polychrome ‘schippertje’ small wall clock, striking and moon phase, circa 1800.
An attractive Frisian/Dutch wall clock with moon phase, so called 'schippertje', a small bracket wall clock, originally made to use on tug boats pulled by donkeys or horses, made circa 1800. 30-hour weight driven brass movement with verge escapement and short pendulum, count wheel half- and hour striking a bell. A polychrome painted dial with Roman numerals, pierced hands. The polychrome pained dial is decorated with flowers and two female figures with attributes. Around the dial the four sides/frets are decorated with pierced gilt lead ornaments, putties, lions, etcetera. The clock is placed on a polychrome bracket with two mermaids. An attractive and according the tradition made small wall clock. Due to the use of a verge escapement and a short fixed pendulum, the clock keeps running even if it hangs slightly out of the centre and is therefore suitable on a ship and called 'skipper'. Very rare and wanted clock. Dimensions HxWxD 34x17x14 cm. Price: € 7.800,--
"Nederlandse stoelklok", J. Zeeman
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