Dutch Mid 18th Century Longcase Clock by  Pietre & Jan Morjin
Dutch Mid 18th Century Longcase Clock by  Pietre & Jan Morjin
Dutch Mid 18th Century Longcase Clock by  Pietre & Jan Morjin
Dutch Mid 18th Century Longcase Clock by  Pietre & Jan Morjin
Dutch Mid 18th Century Longcase Clock by  Pietre & Jan Morjin
Dutch Mid 18th Century Longcase Clock by  Pietre & Jan Morjin

Dutch Mid 18th Century Longcase Clock by Pietre & Jan Morjin

c. 1742 France

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A mid 18th-century Dutch burr-walnut longcase clock with planisphere dial by Pietre and Jan Morjin, Amsterdam.

The case of typical form surmounted by carved wooden figural finials, Atlas and two bearers, the polychrome painted brass dial depicting an allegory on trade and plenty, silvered chapter ring with engraved Roman numerals, signed Pieter En Jan Moryn, Amsterdam, matted centre with subsidiary seconds ring with date aperture, silvered alarm setting disc, ringed winding holes, sector for day of week and zodiac sign above VI, the shaped arch engraved with scene of ships and a landscape. Brass four pillar eight-day movement, anchor escapement, Dutch strike and alarm on two bells above, two large and two small weights, pendulum, door-key and crank key

Pieter Morijn (Pierre Morin) was employed circa 1742 in the Oude Leliestraat in Amsterdam (Dutch clockmaker list). Pieter is famous for the production of various pocket watches, table clocks, a planetarium and Amsterdam’s standing clocks.

Pieter was the son of Jean Morin (Jan Morijn), a fugitive French Protestant (refugee, Huguenot).
Dimensions
Height 275.00 cm (108.27 inches)
Width 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
Depth 40.00 cm (15.75 inches)
Stock Code
7198
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