Lot No. 197 (99th Auction)
Pieter Klock, Amsterdam, Height 2090 mm, circa 1690

A very elegant Dutch long case clock with half hour/hour strike, alarm, date and 8-day power reserve
Case: walnut. Dial: silvered chapter rings on brass plate covered with black velvet, the corners with gilt spandrels. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, 3 hammers / 2 bells, lever escapement, steel pendulum rod and brass bob.

The mechanism strikes the half hour on a small bell and the full hour on a larger bell. The slender and elegant case of this clock is crowned by a fine top piece decorated with coiled columns, Corinthian capitals and flower friezes. Magnificent gilt engraved and pierced hands against a black velvet background complete the picture.

Pieter Klock (1665-1744) was an famous clockmaker and arts dealer who lived and worked in Amsterdam. Klock created a number of fine clocks with sailing vessel automatons and obviously had an excellent reputation, because in 1716 the city fathers of Amsterdam asked him to make a list of the best watchmakers in the city.

Described and illustrated in "Clocks Their Origin And Development" by H. M. Vehmeyer, author's edition 2004, pages 404/405.
Estimate  22,000 - 35,000 €
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