An early Dutch walnut veneered and carved longcase clock by Pieter Klock, circa 1710.
Very elegant walnut veneered case with flat molded hood surmounted by a elaborately carved cresting. To the front corners there are full twisted columns with capitals and basements, and quarter columns to the hind corners. The rectangular trunk has a long molded door with a veneered panel and a molded oval lenticle. A similar panel to the base of the clock.
The maker Pieter Klock or Klok, Amsterdam. Born in Uithoorn in 1665, died in Amsterdam March 10 1744. On July 27th 1703 the banns register mentions the notice of marrige between Peter Klock van den Uythoorn horlogimaker, 38 yrs (?), Kalverstraat (?) and Maria Kramer 20 yrs. Peter was a clockmaker and paintings dealer. In 1716 he made a list of "good men" at the request of the city council; a register of the major and best watchmakers. In 1704 such a register was made by Steven Huygens in which Peter Klock was listed as the last one. His workshop was at the Singel and later in the Kalverstraat near the Osjessluis. His son Martin, at whose premises Pieter resides later, was born on May 18th 1721.
Dimensions: H. 226 cm W. 48 cm D.30 cm.
Hollands staand horloge. Circa 1700. Gesigneerd: Pieter Klock Amsterdam Uurwerk: gaandwerk ankergang loopduur acht dagen slagwerk kwartierslagwerk 2 bellen sluitschijf op grondrad. wekkerwerk. Aanduiding: datum - dag - teken van de dag maanstand - maandatum - tijd van hoog water. Kast: eikenhout gefineerd met notenhout. Kap voorzien van snijwerk Maten: H. 226 cm B. 48 cm D.30 cm. Literatuur, E. Morpurgo, Nederlandse klokken- en horlogemakers vanaf 1300 blz. 71
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