DUTCH RICHLY SCULPTED WOODEN ‘STOELKLOK’ Ca 1720 Holland
DUTCH RICHLY SCULPTED WOODEN ‘STOELKLOK’
The weight-driven movement is constructed between brass bars and consists of going and striking trains, as well as alarm. The going train has a vertical verge escapement with a free hanging short pendulum. The striking train, regulated by a count wheel, indicates the hours fully on a bell. The going train is situated in front of the striking train, with the alarm constructed to the side across both trains.
The velvet-covered iron dial has a brass chapter ring with Roman hour numerals, five-minute and minute divisions in a ring. The time is indicated by a fine pair of brass hands, the hour hand being richly pierced. Behind the hand is a brass alarm disc with Arabic hour numerals. The alarm time is set by turning the alarm disc until the desired alarm time is indicated by the tail of the hour hand. In the corners are four cast brass cherub-head spandrels around the chapter ring.
The movement is situated in a brass case with glazed doors to the sides so that the movement is visible. The case is surmounted by the bell, which is surrounded by three richly pierced bell frets. It rests on four wooden ball feet on a painted oak bracket (‘stoel’). This bracket is beautifully sculpted depicting scroll, floral and leaf motifs and is finished with gold paint.
Duration: 12 hours
Height: 63 cm.
Width: 40 cm.
Depth: 28 cm.
J. Zeeman, De Nederlandse stoelklok.