Rare small white Zaandam wall clock with blue Delft tiles!
This clock features are:
- Gorgeous rare white case.
- 1970s 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, in front of the tail.
- 8 day clockwork in excellent running condition. Clockwork is overhauled has had new bushing were needed, for years of undisturbed pleasure.
- It has a distinct bell 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 19″ or 48 cm tall and 7″ or 19 cm wide and 5″ or 12,5 cm deep.
- In excellent condition, signs of use as to be expected for a clock this old. Chips of paint missing. Consistent with the age of the clock