A polychrome stoelklok, made in the province of Overijsel in the east of the Netherlands, signed and dated H·TER SWAEK-A-GOOR-1755. The case, painted in black and red, is of classic design with a backboard showing scroll motifs and lead ornaments on top of the metal movement case. The weight-driven movement of 14-hour duration has going and striking trains, and alarm. The going train has anchor escapement and the half-hour striking on a bell is regulated by a count wheel. • Herman ter Swaek, was the son of Anthony ter Swaek, also a clockmaker in Goor (Eastern Netherlands). • Literature: H.H. Bossink, Oost Nederlandse klokken en Uurwerkmakers, Rijssen, 2000, p. 4/16. • Former collection Sellink, author of J.L. Sellink, Dutch Antique Domestic Clocks ca. 1670-1870.
The Horological Foundation Desk Diary Project.
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