Clocks

The finest clocks from the English Golden Age – the period c.1660-1725 when huge strides were made in horology – are rare on the market. But this category embraces collectable timekeepers from all periods and places – from German table clocks and the classic Georgian longcase to the Victorian slate mantel clock and the advent of electricity.


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Early Quare clock among highlights of dealer's online exhibition

20 June 2022

Dealer Ben Wright is holding an online exhibition of clocks.

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Previews: Furniture and works of art

13 June 2022

Highlights from a busy summer for auction houses and dealers.

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Elaborate Chinese timepiece on offer in Paris auction

30 May 2022

Aponem is holding a sale at Drouot on June 15.

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Tantalising prospect of owning a clock and a Zoffany

30 May 2022

The recent auction at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) included the firm’s biannual horological offering.

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Going platinum: the market for royal memorabilia

30 May 2022

English jubilees, coronations and investitures have long been occasions not only for a national celebration but also for manufacturers to cash in with an array of souvenirs. In this special report we turn the spotlight on royal items offered and sold by dealers and auction houses

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Masterpiece to include Wrest Park treasures

23 May 2022

Clock specialist Carter Marsh will dedicate much of its stand at Masterpiece London to the third and final part of the remarkable John C Taylor collection of horological items.

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Street art: The inter-war version in ceramics

23 May 2022

Popular figures were created in Chelsea by husband and wife duo Charles and Nell Vyse

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A Knibb golden opportunity: table clock emerges in German auction

16 May 2022

This Charles II ebony and silvermounted table clock by the London golden-age clockmaker Joseph Knibb (1640-1711) emerged for sale in Germany.

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Swiss peak proves to be a bargain price 15 years on

09 May 2022

During the late summer of 1907, the Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler visited the Engadin region and painted six landscapes of nearby mountains.

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Chaise longue value lies in the maker

11 April 2022

Knowledgeable bidders spot a design by Owen Jones on offer in North Yorkshire

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Lantern clock unites Closon and White

28 March 2022

This clock sold at Veilinghuis de Jager (35% buyer’s premium) in Goes, Zeeland, Netherlands, brings together two important names in English lantern clocks.

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Gothic Revival regulator for sale in Cincinatti

07 March 2022

Hindman will cover four centuries of American artists and craftsmen in its March 10-11 American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts auction in Cincinatti.

It’s been Brill, but time to move on

28 February 2022

Five years ago Lewis Walduck was a 13-year-old horology-mad schoolboy when he took over the small monthly antiques fair held in the village of Brill in Buckinghamshire.

Chess clock

Pick of the week: Designed to make your move a bit quicker

07 February 2022

With the advent of modern tournament chess in the Victorian era came the issue of game time.

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Handy if you have time to spare

24 January 2022

Horology dealer who will stand at Lingfield says buyers are keen to do repairs themselves

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Telling the time in Newcastle and Edinburgh

10 January 2022

The December 1-2 Country House & Fine Interiors sale at Anderson & Garland (22% buyer’s premium) in Newcastle included a late 17th century walnut longcase clock by local maker William Prevost.

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Export stop for Fromanteel’s £3m longcase

20 December 2021

The UK government has issued a temporary export bar for a Fromanteel longcase clock dating to c.1660.

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Late 18th century clock to turn heads in German auction

29 November 2021

A late 18th century clock at auction in Germany has links to a French architect.

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Valuation brings home comfort

15 November 2021

Anglo-Chinese huanghuali bureau cabinet was spotted just down the road from saleroom

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Lantern clock to Chew on

08 November 2021

A clockmaking industry thrived in the Chew Valley of Somerset in the second half of the 17th century.

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