A Hague clock by Joseph Norris Amsterdam

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Origin
Amsterdam
Period
C. 1680
Material
Ebony, , Oak, Silvering
Signature
Joseph Norris Amsterdam
Dimensions
38.3 x 26.8 x 14.4 cm
Literature

Literature: Dr R. Plomp, Spring-driven Dutch pendulum clocks 1657-1710, p. 66, 174-175.

Joseph Norris (1650-1696?) was born in Abbington, England. In 1674 Norris started working in Amsterdam where he became one of the most important clockmakers and pioneer of the making of Dutch longcase clocks. Ahaseurus Fromanteel was his former mentor. Norris did not return to England until 1692. He probably was the first to make longcase clocks with a ‘Royal Pendulum’ in Holland, starting in or immediately after 1675, as Fromanteel imported them complete from England.

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