Christijaen Reinnaert (Christiaen Reijnaert), Haghe (The Hague), Height 435 mm, circa 1670
An important and early hour striking Dutch "pendule religieuse" in the Hague tradition Case: ebonised fruitwood-veneered, moulded base, windows to the sides, glazed front, the front door locked on the right side with the winding key, moulded triangular gable. Dial: brass plate, covered with black velvet (later), applied silvered chapter ring with inlaid radial Roman hours, outer 60 minutes track, pierced and engraved silvered hands, mounted "lambrequin" with engraved signature covering an aperture for the controlling of the pendulum. Movm.: rectangular brass movement, signed, 120 x 100 x 40 mm, large barrel, count wheel, verge escapement, finely cut and open worked steel click work for striking train, keywind, 1 hammer / 1 bell, baluster pillars, cycloidal cheeks, short pendulum with silk string suspension.
Similar clocks of this maker are illustrated and described in: H.M. Vehmeyer "Clocks their origin and development 1320-1880", Vol. I, Wilsele 2004.
Christiaan Reijnaert (1647-1699) Reijnaert was an orphan and from 1657 on was apprenticed to Samuel Coster, where he stayed for ten years. He married Christina Visbach, Peter Visbach's sister, in 1667. In 1669/70 Reijnaert is mentioned as a clockmaker in The Hague and a few years later, in 1676, in Leiden; here he became city clockmaker. Source: H.M. Vehmeyer "Clocks their origin and development 1320-1880", Vol. I, Wilsele 2004, page 318f.
Estimate 25,000 - 35,000 €
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