Small Hindeloopen Zaandam wall clock!
This clock features are:
- Gorgeous folklore painted Hindeloopen green case case.
- 1950s old.
- Dial with roman numbers set on velvet.
- On top a large atlas figure. 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 front ornament 3 woman figures, representing hope, faith and charity.
- 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 in front of the tail.
- 1 day clockwork in excellent running condition.
- 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 and counter weights nice patina!
- Small windows on the sides of the clock.
- Nice brass ornaments and applications around the dial and heavy columns on the front of the case.
- It hangs approx 17.75″ (45 cm) tall and 5″ (17 cm) wide and 5″ ( 12 cm) deep.
- In excellent condition, signs of use as to be expected for a clock this old.