The Connoisseur

Early Scientific Instruments. Also horological advertisements

Catalogue no: 1239
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Dr. G.C. Williamson
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: April, 1920
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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An article concerned mostly with Astrolabes and Orreries. Two full page photographs included: 1. Astrolabe, 1527. Given to St. John's College in 1634 by Archbishop Laud. 2. Armillary Sphere (Orrery). Presented to the Bodleian Library by Sir John Bodley in 1601. Also included are two advertisements of horological interest: 1. Shapland, 207 High Holborn, London. A Queen Anne musical longcase clock by Joseph Williamson, London. Photographs of dial with hood, and movement.
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A Small Collection of Old Watches and Movements

Catalogue no: 1238
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): J.H.Jauncey
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: Jan. 1918
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 290mm x 230mm Condition: Good apart from cover, dirty and torn
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An article in the Clocks and Watches section of the magazine Brief descriptions and photographs of 17 watches and movements collected by Jauncey "mostly during the year preceeding the war." (Great War). Watches as follows: 1. Movement by Richard Vick 2. Verge movement by William Wrench 3. Movement by Thomas Mudge, No. 416 4. Movement by John Ellicott, No. 213 5. A pendulum movement by Richard Fannel (mock pendulum) 6. Movement by George Graham 7. Silver watch by John Stokes 8. Watch by Isaac Trebor 9. Silver watch by John Glover 10. Verge movement by Thomas Tompion
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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
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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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Old English Chatelaines

Catalogue no: 1236
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Joan Evans
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 9 Language(s): English Publication date: July, 1915
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 290mm x 230mm Condition: Good
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An article taken from the "Antique Jewels" section of the magazine A broad (and brief) history and description of the English Chatelaine, together with photographs including 7 watches, (2 by Perigal)
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Concerning Antique Clocks Part 1 (Sept, 1910); Part 2 (Jan, 1911)

Catalogue no: 1233
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): George Cecil
Total pages: 11 Illustrations: 16 Language(s): English Publication date: 1910-11
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 215mm Condition: Good
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Pages extracted from the relevant magazines and stapled/pasted together A rambling account of clock development over several centuries starting in the Middle Ages. Concentrates mostly on English clocks and some continental ones. Photographs include some clocks from the British Museum, Soane Museum and the V & A. Some privately owned clocks are illustrated together with the names of their then owners.
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Old Verge Watch-cocks. Part 2

Catalogue no: 1234
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Dudley C. Falcke
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 5 Language(s): English Publication date: March, 1911
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 290mm x 220mm Condition: Good, covers dirty
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A continuation of the history and different styles of watch balance cocks, including "particular specimens which may help the collector in his search for the rarer kinds". The author divides his descriptions into the following catagories: 1. Ordinary engraved 2. Ordinary carved 3. Engraved with birds 4. Carved with birds 5. Engraved heads 6. Carved heads 7. Symmetric and geometric patters 8. Eccentric patterns 9. Unusual patterns 10. Chased work 11. Animals (other than birds) 12. Incurved patterns (resembling iron-work 13. Open-work edges 14. Flamboyant 15. Foreign ones
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"Odd Clock" p. XXX

Catalogue no: 1235
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: Jan. 1912
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 290mm x 230mm Condition: Good, covers dirty and torn
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The "Odd Clock" refered to is a photograph in an advertisement offering for sale a clock from a private collection. "A Unique Wrought Iron and Carved Oak Clock. Date, end of Reign of Louis X111." 3 other clocks illustrated in 3 separate advertisements Also included is a photograph and description of a Cruciform Sun-Dial, written by Maberly Phillips, F.S.A.
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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:
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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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Old Verge Watch-cocks

Catalogue no: 1231
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Dudley C. Falcke
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): English Publication date: Jan. 1910
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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An article written by a collector of watch-cocks. Concentrates mainly on 17th - 18th century examples, both English and continental, 123 examples shown (some photographs very small) Some pencil notes and corrections by Ilbert.
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The Regency and Louis XV (continued)

Catalogue no: 1230
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Gaston Gramont
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 1(horological) Language(s): English Publication date: Oct., 1905
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 290mm x 230mm Condition: Good
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In an article mostly unconcerned with horology, there is an illustration of a clock (by Caffieri), "said to be made in last years of Louis XV's reign. Style of Louis XV1. (Petit Trianon, Versailles). Also mention of a clock at South Kensington ascribed to Caffieri in the form of an elephant.
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