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Lot No. 610*Without Reserve
Lot No. 610*Without Reserve
Estimate  10,000 - 20,000 €
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Claude Pascal Hagae Hollandiae, Height 330 mm

, circa 1665

An early Dutch "pendule religieuse" in the Hague tradition

Case: ebonized and red tortoiseshell-veneered wood, moulded, windows to the sides, glazed front flanked by columns, broken arched pediment. Dial: hinged dial plate with applied silver chapter ring with inlaid radial Roman hours set on a black velvet surround. Hinged repoussé signature silver cartouche below covering an aperture for the controlling of the pendulum, pierced and florally decorated steel hands. Movm.: rectangular brass movement 120 x 100 mm, large barrel, verge escapement, keywind, baluster movement pillars, count wheel, 1 hammer / 1 bell, silk suspended short pendulum.

This piece is literally an "attic find". The clock was found in Canada clearing an attic.

Similar clocks by Claude Pascal are illustrated and described in: "Spring driven Dutch pendulum clocks 1657-1710" by Dr. Reiner Plomp, Schiedam 1979, vol. 1, pp. 284-291.

Claude Pascal (before 1635-c. 1673) probably originating from Geneva, married in The Hague in 1655. The previous year, Christiaan de Wielick had been apprenticed to him. After the death of Salomon Coster, Pascal made at least six pendulum clocks for Paris clients for whom Huygens acted as the intermediary. Claude Palscal himself was in Paris in 1670 and died between 1672 and 1674. His daughter Anne Marie married the clockmaker Pierre Batard in 1678. Pascal was not only a clockmaker, but also maker of watches, one of them preserved in the Victorian and Albert Museum in London.
Source: "Spring driven Dutch pendulum clocks 1657-1710" by Dr. Reiner Plomp, Schiedam 1979, p. 182.
Case: very good, damaged
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, to be restored, re-built

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