Antique Frisian tail clock with bronze Westminster chime and bridaldress
This is an antique Frisian tail clock. Antique because of the oak case and light signs of the times. Before 1940 almost exclusively oak was used to build the cabinets of these clocks. After 1960 it became more and more wood from the roots of walnut trees. It is a tail clock because the long clapper sweeps in the tail under the clock. This clock strikes four times an hour. A short gong in the quarter, a little longer in the half hour, a little longer in three quarters of an hour and the whole melody of Big Ben in London on the hour, followed by the number of beats of the hour. A lovely bronze sound that works best in a large room, hall or small office. The clock is nearly 59 inches from the top of the Atlas figurine to the bottom of the case. Noteworthy is that this clock has a "bridaldress" over it's top. The clock has 3 weights of 4.113 lb each (lead in copper mantle), one for the timepiece, one for the "Big Ben" and one for the moon phase. The clock comes with an explanation in your language of how to set the moon phase for your place of residence and time, as well as how to handle the clock and the history of Frisian tail clocks. It is typical for these clocks that Atlas has a Fame on each side, blowing a trumpet (trumpet facing outwards), a dial with Arabic hour indication (this clock also in our "normal" figures), paintings that show a Frisian landscape with some sailingboats, old farms, a windmill and a church. On top of that, the moon is against a starry sky. The figurines are in a box in the box, the clapper and chains are attached with adhesive tape to cushion plastic, that also surrounds the clock. The weights go seperately in a box. I advice to have the clock installed by a specialist. Therefore I sell him as he is. The item "Antique Frisian tail clock with bronze Westminster chime and bridaldress" is in sale since Wednesday, April 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes".
The seller is "vanwerm_0" and is located in 's-Gravenhage. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Primary Material: Wood
- antique clock, oakwood, Westminster gong: Frisian "tail", with "bridesdress"
- Type: Boxes
- Style: Frisian (Dutch province)
- Age: 1900-1940
- Maker: unknown
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- California Prop 65 Warning: no
- Color: Dark Wood Tone
- Country/Region of Origin: Netherlands