Rare small white Zaandam wall clock with blue Delft tiles! Compare this one with other Zaandam clocks you see and you will directly see the difference! Elegance on the wall is this old model. The Zaanse or Zaandam clock originated in Zaandam a town near Amsterdam. Various varieties have been made, last where build by Warmink from Almelo. Warmink kept the Dutch clock building tradition alive until he stopped his business several years ago. JAW and WUBA are 2 of the brands Warmink used. Warmink clocks have become highly collectable in the past years.
This clock features are:
- Gorgeous rare white case, with gold trim.
- 1960s old.
- Silvered dial with roman numbers set on blue delft tile with a typical Dutch landscape and a tile with windmill in the tail.
- On top a large atlas. According to Greek mythology; Atlas carries the kingdom of heaven on his shoulder as a punishment for his pride for fighting Zeus, that way he is preventing heaven to fall down on earth. Atlas is also the God of Astronomy that explains somewhat the presence on clocks . On the heavy bronze top front ornament 3 woman figures, representing faith, hope and charity, the side ornaments the city shield of Amsterdam.
- On the front ornament there is a Dutch line that says “Nu elck sijn sin” which means to each his wish.
- The pendulum is a man on a horse, the courier of the king, swinging like the free swinger in front of the tail.
- 8 day clockwork in excellent running condition.
- It has a distinct chime, one time for the half and a full set of strikes for the full hour.
- Two brass pear shaped weights.
- Small windows on the sides of the clock.
- Heavy bronze columns on the front of the case.
- It hangs approx 18 1/2″ or 47 cm tall and 7″ or 20 cm wide and 5″ or 13 cm deep.
- In excellent clean condition, signs of use as to be expected for a clock this old. Chip of paint missing on ledge a crack in the paint and some discolouring by the sun.