The Connoisseur

Old Silver Work

Catalogue no: 1229
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
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Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: August, 1904
Editor: J. Starkie Gardner, F.S.A. Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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Not really concerned with horology, this is a precis of the catalogue of the exhibition of the same name in London in 1902 (Pub. B.T.Batsford, 1903). Included in the exhibition was, "a remarkable clock of ebony and silver, finely decorated, made for William 111 by Thomas Tompion, and costing #1,500 to make;" (No illustration) In the "Notes" section is a photograph of a longcase clock by William Gibbs, London, with some information on its history.
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Watches - (Letter from J.L., New York)

Catalogue no: 1228
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): J.L.
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: Jan., 1904
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 290mm x 230mm Condition: Good
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From the Correspondence page of The Connoisseur. J.L. writes from New York on the current value of clocks and watches belonging t King Louis X1V Also included are advertisements, some from antique clock specialists. Marsh, Jones, Cribb & Co of Leeds; F.W.Phillips, Antiquary, Hitchin, Herts.: Lambert, 10-12 Coventry St., London Also, advertisement for wooden fireplaces (Wood Mantels) in Arts and Crafts style including a clock.
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The Ward Usher Collection at Lincoln

Catalogue no: 1227
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Dr. G.C. Williamson
Total pages: 8 Illustrations: 9 Language(s): English Publication date: March, 1903
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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In the "Collections Visited" section of the magazine. A broad view of the Usher Collection with several photographs of watches in the collection. Includes 3 pages of colour plates with illustrations of 11 watches
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An Ideal Collector

Catalogue no: 1226
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Nancy Bell
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: Jan., 1903
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 290mm x 230mm Condition: Good, spine torn
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The relevant pages (30-33) extracted from this issue of the Connoisseur and pasted back between original covers. The "Ideal Collector" in question is Mr Hodgkin, whose catholic taste in collectables includes "Viatoria" or portable sundials. 8 examples are shown in one photograph. Also included is an article on engravings by Meryon (died 1868) written by Frederick Wedmore and including one entitled, "Tour De L'Horloge."
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English Bracket Clocks of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Catalogue no: 1225
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): G.C.Colman
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 5 Language(s): English Publication date: March, 1902
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 290mm x 230mm Condition: Good, cover dog-eared and torn
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Relevant pages (191-193) extracted from "The Connoisseur" magazine and pasted between front and back cover of same issue. Article under "Miscellaneous", covers a broad subject briefly with the aid of drawings by W.J. (William Jenkins?)
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