|Made by watchmaker Nils Evanoff in Båstad|
|From Blekingeposten June 14 1870, the fire in Båstad|
|Obituary Nils Evanoff (spelled Ewanoff in this article) from|
Wernamo Tidning February 23 in 1877
About the clock. It is very nice decorated. There is a year, 1819 painted on it and two initials: NP and IN. Even if Nils left the army in 1818 and the fact that his first made watches had only one pointer like this one has I have my doubts that 1819 would be the year this clock was made. It would be awesome since the watch still works.
|Looks like a crown on top|
|NP and IN|
NP and IN. I have been looking backwards in the family tree and I have found Nils Pehrsson and Inger Nilsdotter and that matches from what branch I think it orgins from as well. It seems like Nils and Inger had quite a big place. Nils was born on August 24, 1821 and Inger April 16, 1819. They were both born in Förslöv. Maybe the clock was an engagement gift (with Ingers birth year painted on it), a wedding gift or some anniversary gift. I have seen a couple of watches made by Nils Evanoff but not with that many paintings and decorations on them and I havent been able to find out how big his productions was.
|Beautiful painting with swans|
I love it, I think it is beautiful and amazing that it still works, more than 100 years old. It has a peaceful tick-tack sound as well.
Information about Nils Evanoff from Bjäre Släktring: