Dutch wall/table clock Den Haag type verge escapement striking quarters and hours
JJ van Leeuwarden! 648-1689 Haarlem Amsterdam. Famous watchmaker, who lived in Haarlem at de grote markt in "Gilded Box", which house was inhabited by Laurens Jansz Coster. In 1668 enrolled at St. Luke's Guild. In 1683 he settled in Amsterdam on the Singel. He made watches without cord or chain, and this was ahead of its time. The Frenchman Monconys Balthazar, who visited Leeuwarden in Haarlem, wrote about him "JJ Leeuwarden, although Baptist, is the gentlest, wisest and courteous man I know.