Dutch Musical and Astronomical Tall Case Clock by Jan Henkels, Amsterdam
This stunning Dutch musical and astronomical tall case clock has a beautiful burl walnut bombe case with floral inlay and gilt ormolu. The clock hood features the figures of Atlas on top and trumpeting angel finials.
The hand painted iron dial has an engraved, silvered chapter ring with Roman and Arabic numerals and sculpted blued steel hands. Engraved gilt brass spandrels also surround the dial. Finally, a nameplate showing clockmaker Jan Henkels of Amsterdam completes the dial.
The complex three gear train movement plays 14 tunes on a nest of 17 bells with 34 hammers. Full calendar workings show the signs of the zodiac, day, date, month, and phases of the moon. Continuous motion automaton in the dial features five rocking ships and oscillating waves. The clock comes with a one year warranty.
118″ high x 28″ wide x 15″ deep