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#9050 Hague Clock by Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) ca. 1680,
The Hague Clock in unusual square case and bearing the makers signature in the 4 spandrels: Pieter Visbagh Fecit Haghae. The movement has one barrel for going and striking train and the free pendulum with cyclo´de-bows, invented by Christiaan Huygens. The clock strikes the hour and half-hour full on 2 different bells. The first and third quarter also forced stike on the two bells. The backplate of the movement is also signed Pieter Visbagh Fecit Haghae.
Going for 7 days.
Height: 49cm, wide: 37cm, deep: 15cm.

Pieter Visbagh (1634-1722) was for 30 years the most prominent watchmaker of the Hague. He was born in this town in 1634 and became apprentice for 6 years of Salomon Coster. In 1652 he left to Middelburg, where he possible worked with Adam Oosterwijck, father of Severijn Oosterwijck. After the sudden death of Salomon Coster in 1659 he came back to The Hague where he took over the house and workshop from the widow of Salomon Coster (Jannetje Hartloop) on the eastside of the Torenstraat, not far from the great church. He took over the apprentice Christiaan Reinaert. Not much later he rented a house in the Wagenstraat/Veerkade and bought it in 1671.
In the following 30 years he became the most prominent clockmaker in the Hague until Johannes van Ceulen became even more famous. Both clockmakers worked for Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) and both were very productive.

In 1688 The Hague Clockmakers Gilde was founded and Pieter Visbagh became first Master.

Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) died in 1722 but he probably stopped working shortly after 1700.
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Hague Clock by Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) ca. 1680,
Hague Clock by Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) ca. 1680,
Hague Clock by Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) ca. 1680,
Hague Clock by Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) ca. 1680,
Hague Clock by Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) ca. 1680,
Hague Clock by Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) ca. 1680,
Hague Clock by Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) ca. 1680,
Hague Clock by Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) ca. 1680,
Hague Clock by Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) ca. 1680,
Hague Clock by Pieter Visbagh (or Pieter Visbach) ca. 1680,
   
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