Rare small 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 oak 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 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 brass front ornament 3 woman figures, representing faith, hope and charity, the side ornament 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 tile.
- 8 day clockwork in excellent running condition.
- It has a distinct bim -bam chime, a full set of strikes for the full hour, one for the half hour.
- Two brass pear shaped weights.
- Small windows on the sides of the clock.
- Nice heavy bronze columns on the front of the case.
- It hangs approx 19″ or 49 cm tall and 8″ or 19 cm wide and 5″ or 13 cm deep.
- In excellent condition, signs of use as to be expected for a clock this old.