E. Alfred Jones

Old English Clocks of the Emperor of Russia

Catalogue no: 1237
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): E. Alfred Jones
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): English Publication date: May, 1916
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 225mm Condition: Good, cover frayed and torn
Related titles: See New Cat. No. 1232 Related library records:
Notes:
A history and description of some of the Tsars' English clocks. Examples described and illustrated include the following: 1. A large musical bracket clock by Henry Thornton, London, originally owned by Peter the Great. 2. An elaborate gilt table clock and musical box by P. Torekler, London 3. Two watches enclosed within architectural frames and mounted on Corinthian pillars of Derbyshire stone. 4. An elaborate oval picture frame clock set with paste scrolls and foliage by P. Torekler, London.
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The Tzar's Collection of Old English Watches

Catalogue no: 1232
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): E. Alfred Jones
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 5 Language(s): English Publication date: August, 1910
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
Related titles: Horological Journal, Vol. L1X, March,1917, pp.81-2 Related library records:
Notes:
A history and description of this collection begun by Catherine the Great in the 18th century and added to subsequently. 14 watches illustrated in the five photographs within the text. All watches shown with chatelaines, keys and other decorative features. Many of the watch cases are set with precious stones. Examples illustrated are by the following watchmakers: Robert Hynam (Horloger de la Cour St. Petersburg) Serre Godfrie Poy Joseph Dudds Sam Walker Markwick Markham Henry Thornton John Ellicott Quare and Horseman Dufour
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