The clock has always been owned by the Buitendijk family, they traded on the East and a distant ancestor was killed in the Colonies during fighting on a beach with the population.
Finest 18th century Dutch burl walnut tall case clock by Gerrit knip. This burl walnut clock having a finely carved case with a magnificent painted scene. The sarcophagus top with blind fretwork and Corinthian bronze mounted columns. The shell case in very fine condition with all-over bronze mounts. The finely carved and polished case sitting on detailed ball and claw feet. The whole hours and half hour rings listed on an engraved bronze plaque.
Built by Gerrit Knip, is widely considered to be the most fashionable clockmaker and watchmaker in Amsterdam. The elaborate clockworks, circa 1760-1780. Includes a mechanically animated sun and moon design dial.
Provenance: The Buitendijk family by descent