A fine and rather early Musical Dutch Longcase clock by Yohannes (Johannes) Vetter, Alphen. The three train week going five pillar movement with anchor escapement, and ‘dutch striking’ on two bells. The musical train employes fourteen hammers and seven bells to play one of the two tunes at the hour. The two selectable airs are: ‘Daar Reed Een Heertje Door Het Land’ and ‘Demirliton’. The dial centre is finely matted and the elaborate blued steel pointers are pierced and facetted. There is a date aperture above 6 o'clock. The raised silvered chapter ring with outer Arabic minute numerals and inner Roman for the hours between each of which are decorative half hour marks. The raised seconds chapter with arabic seconds numerals. The signature and tune selection pointer on a raised silvered disk in the arch. The finely proportioned walnut veneered oak case with three guild wooden finials. Case and Movement are original and belong together. The movement is recently overhauled, the case requires some re-polishing. Ca. 1735. Height: 276 cm. Documentation: J. Zeeman, De Nederlandse Staande Klok. Page 282. Van Gorcum & Comp. B.v. Assen 1977.
Price: band F