A rare Amsterdam wall clock signed 'Anthonie van Oostrom'. The so-called Amsterdammertje is of exceptional beauty. Hanging Amsterdammers are very rare in comparison with standing Amsterdammers.
A rare Amsterdam wall clock signed 'Anthonie van Oostrom'. The so-called Amsterdammertje is of exceptional beauty.
The dial is beautiful to see. In the arch you can see the phase of the moon with moon date surrounded by a painted decoration with flowers, as well as under the arch. In the four corners we find beautiful cast and hammered ornaments. The center of the dial is matted and gold-plated. We also see an engraved and silver-plated alarm disc with Arabic numerals. Ajour sawn and blued iron hands. Above six we find a date window. All this surrounded by an engraved and silver-plated chapter ring with Roman numerals, Arabic minute numerals, a minute division with so-called Dutch arches and beautifully engraved half-hour signs and to the center a border with quarter-hour division.
The Movement of this “Amserdammertje” is nothing less than its standing Amsterdam colleagues. It is built between platines and has an anchor escapement with a long pendulum. The Dutch striking is also used here, two bells placed one above the other. The big bell in full for the hours, the small bell in full for the half hour, also full for the hours to come. Alarm clock in the top bell. All this is powered by weights and has a running time of 50 hours.
The clock case is made of oak, veneered with walnut. Beautifully cast bronze and gilded pendulum window ornament, depicting Lady Europa on her bull. Above the arched glass door a multi-arched hood is crowned with a carved crest. This hood and the cap placed above are richly provided with floral openwork decorations. The whole is crowned by three beautifully carved wooden and gold leaf gilded statues. Two angels blowing trumpet and Atlas in the middle.
Hanging Amsterdammers are very rare in comparison with standing Amsterdammers.
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