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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

{Our Dutch Atlas Zaanse Wall Clock in Oak}


  • Maybe you already did see our Dutch Zaanse Wall Clock in my previous post about Our Dining Room. Link you find below this post. 
  • It was a clock that I bought just before my wedding in 1972. 
  • I recall that due to the gas being on coupons (gasoline distrubution due to limited availability because of an oil crisis), one jewelry store refused to deliver and hang it for us. 
  • But this is what we ended up with, the oak version of a very stately Dutch Atlas Zaanse Wall Clock.

At the top you see 'ATLAS' bearing the heavens on his shoulders. He is standing on the metal bell that is being struck by a metal hammer every full and half hour.
Detail showing 'ATLAS' bearing the weight of the heavens... (click link for definition)
It is inscribed in Old Dutch: NU ELCK SYN SIN
NOW EACH GETS HIS WAY
The cast metal figures represent Faith, Hope and Charity.
The entire clock shows beautiful ornate brass design work.
The dial plate is mounted on black velvet.
Some describe the dial plate as being surrounded with four cherub angels but I'm not sure about that.
Anybody with more information about these ancient figures, please let me know!
This is where ours resides.
The pear shaped brass gilt metal weights need to be pulled up every 8 days.
The pendulum shows a rider on a horse.
They seem to have been made also in Rosewood as is shown here at a Christie's auction.



CHRISTIE'S A DUTCH BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD WALL CLOCK 'ZAANSE STOELKLOK' this Christie's link shows even more antique Zaanse Wall Clocks. Just click them to find out.
Any information is welcome!


Related links:
{Our Dutch Table Clock} | previous post by me
{Our Dining Room} | previous post by me
As Time Flies | post by Delores from Vignette Design showing her clocks

10 comments:

  1. Liebe Mariette,

    ich denke mit viel Liebe an dich.

    Sonnige Grüße

    Elisabeth

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  2. Liebe Mariette,
    eine wunderschöne Uhr! Die Preise bei Chrisite's sind aber ganz schön teuer....
    Vielen Dank auch für Deine wieder so lieben Kommentare!
    Ich wünsch Dir einen wunderschönen Wochenteiler!
    ♥ Allerliebste Grüße Claudia ♥

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  3. It's beautiful and I've never seen anything like it before.

    Hugs

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  4. Liebe Mariette,
    es ist eine wundervolle alte Wanduhr.
    Ich mag diese Uhren. Auch das Geschirr
    ist wundervoll.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  5. That clock is truly a work of art, Mariette! <3

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  6. What a bloody great looking clock I would like to have something like that in my home

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  7. Dear Mariette,what a beautiful clock!!I realy like it!!Have a lovely wwekend!Hugs!
    Dimi..

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  8. Dearest Mariette, This is a lovely looking clock. Thanks for sharing it with us,
    Love to you, Ginger

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  9. Dearest Mariette; Wow, how gorgeous your Dutch Zaanse Wall Clock look in your Dining Room♡♡♡ I AM surprised to know its from your birth country. And the Atlas (who was given a burden by Zeus) appeared again (after my former post). Your explanation about the pear shaped brass gilt metal weights really impressed me, my friend. I was happy that you mentioned about this special clock as I didn't have much knowledge. Very elegant clock, isn't it and Thank you SO much for your comment.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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