A very nice and decorative Dutch / Indonesian longcase clock from circa: 1900, in 100% original condition and with a very important signature of the company:
Van Arcken & Co Hofleveranciers ( Royal suppliers) Batavia and Soerabaia ( two towns in Indonesia.)
This company was a very famous company in Indonesia which sold jewellery, silver and gold to Royals whole over the world and was very famous around 1900.
The long case clock is made of: Djatti wood, (that is an Indonesian type of wood and very rare.) the original dial and hands are signed. The pendulum and the weights are original and the clock is high: 215 cm, wide on top: 58 cm and wide in the middle: 46 cm and deep: 25 cm.
The movement has been serviced and is in working order it is stamped Lenzkirch AGU 1 million with number 468308.
Lenzkirch was a very famous well know German Clock company in Lenzkirch Black forest.
They where know for making high quality movements.
The clock strikes every 30 minutes on a gong.
The pieces of glass in the front door are all bevelled. (not to see on the photo’s)
It is a heavy movement inside and there is a whole story to tell about the company.
Please note that this price may NOT include delivery charges which the seller may charge extra for.
Covid-19 Update: Business As Usual 7 Days a Week and Delivery in 24 hours. ?(working days) KOOS LIMBURG JNR. WAS BORN IN THE NETHERLANDS, BUT LIVES ALREADY SINCE 1994 IN SCOTLAND. OVER THOSE YEARS HE HAS BUILD UP A WELL ESTABLISHED AND WELL RESPECTED ANTIQUE BUSINESS BY PARTICIPATION ONLY ON IMPORTANT ANTIQUE FAIRS IN THE UK AS WELL AS AT THE CONTINENT. KOOS IS SPECIALISED IN HIGH QUALITY ANTIQUES OVER THE WHOLE RANGE, WITH THE RESULT THAT HE HAS SOLD MANY ITEMS TO MUSEUMS WHOLE OVER THE WORLD. THAT’S WHY HIS SLOGAN IS: “FOR THE NEW COLLECTOR AND THE MUSEUM DIRECTOR.” KOOS HAS A SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE FOR ALL THE ANTIQUES HE OFFERS FOR SALE. HIS FAIR DISPLAY IS WELL KNOWN AND HE IS RENOWNED FOR HIS IMPOSING ARTISTIC AND DRAMATIC PRESENTATION STANDS IN WHICH HE DISPLAYS HIS COLLECTION OF ANTIQUES, REFLECTING THEIR EXCELLENT QUALITY. HE DOES NOT WANT TO BE INDENTIFIED AS A SPECIALIST IN ONE PARTICULAR FIELD OR ANOTHER, WITH THE RESULT THAT YOU CAN FIND ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING ON HIS STAND, COVERING THE WHOLE RANGE OF RARE AND UNUSUAL QUALITY ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE FIRST TIME COLLECTOR UP TO THE MUSEUM DIRECTOR. HIS PARENTS HAVE BEEN VERY INFLUENTIAL IN SUPPORTING HIM AND HAVE IMBUED HIM A DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF, AND A HUGE ENTHUSIASM FOR THE ANTIQUES BUSINESS. KOOS FEELS EXTREMELY PRIVILEGED TO HAVE ACCESS TO SUCH INVALUABLE EXPERTISE AND GUIDANCE TOGETHER WITH ACCESS TO A WELL STOCKED FAMILY LIBRARY ABOUT WORKS OF ART AND ANTIQUES TO ENABLE HIM TO CARRY OUT DETAILED RESEARCH. KOOS GUARANTEES TO ANY POTENTIAL COLLECTOR THAT THEY ARE IN EXPERIENCED AND REPUTABLE HANDS AND THAT ALL ITEMS DISPLAYED HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED BY HIM.
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