A small Dutch Frisian elmwood ‘staartschippertje’ wall clock, circa 1800
day-going movement with half hour striking, fine elmwood case.
14.5-cm polychrome painted dial with Roman numerals and minute arches, spandrels with ‘Horns of plenty’ and sailing ships in the arch, pierced brass hands and alarm disc, day-going weight driven movement with finely turned posts, verge escapement and fixed short pendulum, countwheel half hour striking and alarm on a bell, fine elmwood break arch case surmounted by three ball finals, short shaped tail.
Provenance: Collection Trompenburg in ’s-Graveland. Trompenburg is an estate that was built in 1672 by the Dutch naval hero Admiral 1672 Cornelis Tromp
(Height) 52.00 cm (Width) 21.00 cm (Depth) 15.00 cm
(Height) 20.5 in (Width) 8.3 in (Depth) 5.9 in