A Frisian polychrome so called 'Stoelschippertje'.Gilded lead ornaments have been applied to the top and bottom of the dial. A cast gilt lead ornament is also placed on the polychrome painted chair.
The 9.3 cm wide polychrome painted dial has Roman numerals. Above the chapter ring there is a decorative polychrome painting of two blazuin wind instruments holding up one flower basket. In the center a landscape with a house on the water in which two swans swim. Flowers are painted in the lower corners. The hands with central alarm disc are made of brass.
The Movement is powered by a weight and has a running time of one day. It is regulated by a verge escapement in combination with a short fixed pendulum. The timepiece strikes half an hour by means of a locking disc and strikes, just like the alarm clock, on an overhead bell. The bottom and top plate are connected by beautifully turned pillars.
Gilded lead ornaments have been applied to the top and bottom of the dial. A cast gilt lead ornament is also placed on the polychrome painted chair. The timepiece is placed in an iron housing with doors on the side. The sides of the chair are decorated with mermaids.
The term 'Stoelschippertjes' (Translation: chair skipper) refers to rare miniature chair clocks that according to tradition were used on board 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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