Antique Clocks

Catalogue of Fine Chinese Porcelain, Objects of Art French and English Furniture and Tapestry

Catalogue no: 1360
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 40 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: May 2nd, 1935
Editor: Publisher: Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd
Dimensions: 250mm x 160mm Condition: Good
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Sale with just two lots of horological interest. Lot 108. A Clock Movement, by Thomas Tompion Lot 109. A Charles 2nd Long Case Clock, by Thomas Tompion. Walnut case veneered in oyster patterns, inlaid with stars and spandrels in boxwood and ebony. (Ilbert comments "prenumbering")
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Catalogue of Objects of Virtue

Catalogue no: 1316
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 23 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 20th Feb., 1936
Editor: Publisher: Sotheby & Co.
Dimensions: 250mm x 150mm Condition: Good
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A sale with a number of horological lots, mostly watches. Among the lots is a gold watch by Quare and Horseman (No. 950) engraved with the coat of arms of the Barber family. Other clocks and watches in sale by the following makers; Cartier Gubelin, Lucerne Miroy Requier, Paris Gass, London Louis Petit, Paris Windmills, London George Yonge, Strand, London John Pierce, London John Warne, London, gold case engraved with Coltman family Arms Joseph Sewill, Liverpool (chronometer) (No notes by Ilbert)
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Catalogue of Extremely Valuable and Important Tapestries, Furniture, Clocks, Works of Art, Pottery, Porcelain, Hardstones &c

Catalogue no: 1314
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: 11th May, 1934
Editor: Unknown Publisher: Sotheby & Co.
Dimensions: 250mm x 185mm Condition: Good, a bit dog-eared
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The sale includes the important hanging clock by Nicholas Vallin of 1598, now in the British Museum. Details as follows; "The Property of F.H.Green Esq. of Cornhill" Lot 90. A Rare Ellizabethan Chiming Hanging Clock, by N. Vallin, dated 1598, with a bras dial of architectural form with iron pillasters at the sides with brass capitals, supporting a carrillon of 13 bells.
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The Art of the Horologist

Catalogue no: 1300
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Messrs R.G.A.Wells
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: 1948
Editor: Publisher: Countryside Quarterly
Dimensions: 250mm x 190mm Condition: Good
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An offprint from the Autumn Number of "Countryside Quarterly", giving a brief history of clocks and watches. Written as a puff, both by and for the firm of Messrs. R.G.A.Wells (Horologist) Ltd. of Market Street, Guildford, and 56, Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge. Much is made of the high quality work undertaken by the firm and the fact they will not entertain "trash" (horological that is). Illustrations as follows; 1. General view of showroom in Guildford, with several longcase and carriage clocks. 2. One corner of the showrooms with more longcase, lantern, mantel and sunburst clocks
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Advertisements for Antique Clocks and Watches

Catalogue no: 1299
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 20 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): English Publication date: c.1925-c.1950
Editor: Publisher: Various, some from Apollo
Dimensions: Various Condition: Mostly good
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A collection of advertisements of antique clocks and watches for sale taken from such magazines as Apollo, Antique Collector, Connoisseur and the American journal, Antiques. Many early longcase clocks included by top makers, Tompion and Knibb included, and some unusual French clocks. Some very early watches also others more decorative and unusual. Among the dealers represented are Percy Webster, Hotspur Ltd., H.M.Lee & Sons, Clowes & Jauncey, Henry L. Lev and the American, Mottahedeh & Sons. Also included are 2 adverts for Atmos clocks
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The British Clockmaker's Heritage

Catalogue no: 1288
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): D.C. (D.D.Clark?)
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 3 Language(s): English Publication date: Aug., 1952
Editor: D.D.Clark Publisher: Weather
Dimensions: 240mm x 155mm Condition: Good
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A short report on this famous exhibition held at the Science Museum in 1952, published in "Weather. A Monthly Magazine for all Interested in Meteorology." In this brief article, covering barely more than one page, the author concentrates on the longcase clock and barograph made by Alexander Cumming, from the Royal Collection. He gives a good description of the clock which, given the magazine in which the article is published, is not surprising and covers around one third of the text. The last section, the chronometers of John Harrison are decribed with some surrounding history.
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G.M.T., The Story of Greenwich Also, Clocks for the King. Clocks for the People

Catalogue no: 1286
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Geoffrey Rhodes
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 12 Language(s): English Publication date: Jan. 1947
Editor: Publisher: Overseas Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith
Dimensions: 285mm x 205mm Condition: Good, a bit dog-eared
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Pages taken from this issue of Overseas Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith. The article was written at the time the Royal Observatory was moving from Greenwich to Hurstmonceaux. The author covers the history of the Observatory at Greenwich (briefly) from its earliest days to the present (1947), from the Tompion clocks to the Quartz clock ("the last word in such instruments").
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Famous Royal Clocks

Catalogue no: 1285
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): E.R.Yarham
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: Nov., 1947
Editor: Publisher: Homes and Gardens
Dimensions: 270mm x 215mm Condition: A bit dog-eared, has been folded
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An article extracted from the November, 1947 Homes and Gardens magazine. A fairly general article covering the history of the Royal clock collection with brief descriptions of the turret clocks at Windsor and Hampton Court, the dial of the latter being illustrated. Illustrations as follows; 1. Anne Boleyn's Wedding Clock 2. The Negress's Head clock from Buckingham Palace 3. Dresden China timepiece in the form of a bouquet of flowers 4. The Dial of the Hampton Court Clock
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Some Old English Bracket and Long-Case Clocks

Catalogue no: 1281
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): F.J.Britten
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 8 Language(s): English Publication date: Nov., 1905
Editor: Publisher: The Magazine of Fine Arts
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm Condition:
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An historical overview of this subject beginning with the Holbein portrait of Sir Thomas More and his Family (not illustrated) and its proof of the existence of chamber clocks at that time. Continues with the Lantern Clock before coming on to the subject of the article. Mention is made of the great makers, technological improvements and artistic innovations. Does not venture beyond the end of the 18th century. Photographs as follows; 1. 16th century chamber clock with "Striking Jack" figure on top 2. 3 lantern clocks by Thomas Dyde, Jasper Lugg and John Crucefix
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Time in Scotland. (Scottish Clocks and Watches)

Catalogue no: 1280
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Catherine Carswell
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 13 Language(s): English Publication date: Oct., 1936
Editor: Publisher: SMT Magazine (Scottish Country Life)
Dimensions: 305mm x 230mm Condition: Good
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An article covering the origin of Scottish clock and watch making with descriptions of (mostly) early examples. Article is illustrated with photographs as follows; 1. Unique musical and automata table clock by John Smith of Pittenweem 2. Longcase clock by John Rankin of Cumnock 3. Astronomical/astrological longcase clock by James Craig of Glasgow 4. Musical longcase clock by John Hamilton of Glasgow 5. Interesting calendar clock (perpetual?), c.1863, by Thomas Keegan, Edinburgh 6. Alexander Bain electric pendulum wall clock
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