Mantel and Table Clocks

Musical double-dial quarter striking table clock with double calendar

    Musical double-dial quarter striking table clock with double calendar

    Netherlands, Amsterdam


    Bouchon J., Severijn and Johannes Oosterwijck

    Silver, copper alloys, brass, steel, wood; casting, gilding, silvering, engraving

    Height 89 cm

    Inscriptions on the dial and on the rear panel: “Sevryn en Joh.s Oosterwyk”, “Amsterdam”, on the dial shield: “nd 31 Augusty”, “Woensdag”,on the embossed panels: “J.Bouchon f. inv”, “J.B. f I”, on the emblem: “JE JAMAIS N’OUBLIERAY”


    Сlock in cast case from gilded brass on embossed socle with cast onlays and embossed images symbolizing astronomy, philosophy and four seasons, on four round feet. Double Corinthian half-columns with openwork onlays with birds and foliage ornament are on case corners. Dome on cylindrical drum with embossed images of the signs of the Zodiac and garlands with mascarons are on the upper platform. A figure of Chronos with a scythe and sandglass in his hands is on the dome. Cast figures and two vases in front of them are fixed on the platform corners. Two dial shields with cast onlays on the corners, ring-shaped silver dials are on the engraved field with repoussed central part on the front and the rear sides. The Roman numerals for hours’ designation and Arabic numerals for minutes’ designation in five divisions, two ornately shaped hands, the day of the month indication window with the makers’ signatures. The indicator with the inscriptions “Staan”/“Niet Staan” for switching off the clock strike, two round and two arched apertures with month and week day indicators and corresponding engraved images are above the front dial with two apertures for winding the clock escapement and the clock strike. One aperture for winding the clock escapement is on the case rear side dial, Lunar calendar is above the dial.
    The clock mechanism pendulum, with lever escapement, three spring motors and quarter strike upon two large bells is fixed under the central dome. The clock strike is accompanied by the melody of the old Scottish ballad Auld Lang Syne (Good Old Time) by the musical movement – Carillon with thirteen bells and fifteen hammers, fusée and pinned cylinder. The coat of arms of sir George William Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol (1721-1775) or of his descendants with the motto “JE JAMAIS N'OUBLIERAY”. The crank with wooden handle winds the clock.