Any information please?

Morten E

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My familiy has inherited this clock, and we would very mu klokke-drivverk.jpg ch like to know if anyone has any info on it. As we could see from this page its a Holland friesland - but we couldnt find anything more on it. we ve noticed the dragons - would that have any importance?

Anything would be great. klokke-drage.jpg Klokke-lodd.jpg

Kind regards

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Ticktocktime100

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Hi,

Your clock is indeed Dutch, and is commonly referred to as a Frisian "stoelklok" because of the bracket/stool it sits on. I know others here will be able to refine the date, I'd say mid 19th century around 1840-1850, perhaps a shade earlier. I suspect the dial surround and ornaments have been repainted as they look somewhat "fresh" to me - I could very well be wrong. The painted dragons look more original. The dragon symbolises supernatural power, and is I believe rather important in the Netherlands because of the well-known dragon of Den Bosch (a town in the Netherlands) - the dragons on your clock may be a reference to that landmark.

Regards.
 

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