Antique Clocks

A Night Clock by Edward East

Catalogue no: 1278
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Herbert Cescinski
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: July, 1912
Editor: Publisher: The Burlington Magazine
Dimensions: 300mm x 240mm Condition: Good
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The article describes a marquetry cased longcase clock, (c.1680-5) with a brief history of the origins of night clocks and details of the life of Esat. The movement is described with the aid of the following photos/illustrations: 1. Full length photograph of the clock 2. Full length photograph of the clock with the hood raised 3. Close-up of the dial 4. Drawing of a view of the motion work of the dial seen from behind, back plate removed
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Breguet's "Pendule Sypathetique"

Catalogue no: 1274
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Major Paul M. Chamberlain
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): English Publication date: June 16th, 1926
Editor: Publisher: The Jewelers' Circular/American Horological Journa
Dimensions: 290mm x 225mm Condition: Good
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Description and illustrations of this clock and watch first seen and inspected by the author in the premises of Maison Breguet in the summer of 1925. Both technical and historical information given. Also is a list, taken from the workbooks of Breguet and reproduced in full, of all those craftsmen involved in the construction of the clock and watch, the work undertaken , the date and the cost, under the following headings: Montre Sympatique a Repetition en or No. 2787, La Pendule No. 430 Place au No. 430 Etab. Le Novembre 1830, fr. 7,000. Certificat No. 1816
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"Hobbies", Clock Number

Catalogue no: 1273
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Several - see Notes
Total pages: 66 Illustrations: 23 Language(s): English Publication date: Jan., 1937
Editor: Pearl Ann Reeder Publisher: Hobbies, The magazine for Collectors
Dimensions: 290mm x 225mm Condition: Good
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The Clock Number of the American "Hobbies" magazine containing a number of notes and articles on horological subjects as follows; 1. Fragments from Father Time's Notebook (Courtesy Elgin National Watch Company). 2+ pages of horological miscellany consisting of tit-bits of clock and watch history from prehistoric times to the 18th century 2. The Willard Clock Makers by Eleanor Willard Hudson. 2 pages with photograph of the Willard homestead
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Some Famous English Clockmakers. 1. Edward East

Catalogue no: 1271
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Bernard Matthews
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 11 Language(s): English Publication date: Oct., 1929
Editor: Publisher: Old Furniture
Dimensions: 290mm x 225mm Condition: Good
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Article from "Old Furniture. A Magazine of Domestic Ornament" Article consists of a biography of Edward East with comments on the quality of his work. A written description is included of all the clocks and watches illustrated. Illustrations as follows: 1. Square brass table clock. 1630-40 2. Two watches, the first c.1690, the second c.1630-40 3. Large brass lantern clock with hour and minute hand, c.1680 4. Small lantern clock, 1660-65 5. Clock-watch with pierced and engraved silver case 6. Dial of longcase clock, 8, 1/2 inches
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Selection of advertisement pages with horological content extracted from "The Connoisseur" magazine

Catalogue no: 1270
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 154 Illustrations: Multiple Language(s): English Publication date: c.1910-40
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 230mm Condition: Generally good
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Collection of horological sale details from dealers advertising in The Connoisseur. Mostly details and photographs of English longcase and bracket clocks, many by well known makers. A few other types such as tavern clocks. One advertisement illustrates 3 early 17th century watches "For Sale by Private Treaty". Pencil note by Ilbert reads, "P.Webster. Elkington Collection".
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Cheksea Porcelain Clocks

Catalogue no: 1268
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Dr Bellamy Gardner
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): English Publication date: after 1924
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm Condition: Good, some tears around edges
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The author describes the origin and progress of his interest in these porcelain clocks. He gives relatively little historical information but quotes the opinions of others including Mr Percy Webster and Mr G.H.Baillie. Illustrations include the following: 1. Group of Chelsea white cupids for top of clock 2. Clock (by Rimbault, London) with a group of cupids 3. Clock (by Rimbault, London) with central group with a cupid at each corner 4. Clock of similar design to 2 surmounted with a vase 5. Musical clock by Rimbault surmounted by figures of Time Discovering Truth
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A Long-case Clock by Joseph Knibb

Catalogue no: 1267
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Herbert Cescinsky
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: Unknown
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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An article concerning the month duration, roman striking longcase clock belonging to Sir Arthur Leatham. The signature of Joseph Knibb had been covered over with a plate bearing the name of Edmund Massey. The author describes the various alterations carried out to the clock ("many acts of vandalism") and also describes the sequence of bells for roman striking. Two photographs As follows: 1. Dial of the clock showing the superimposed name plate beneath 2. Full length photo of the clock
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A Historic Tompion Clock

Catalogue no: 1263
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): R.W.Symonds
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): English Publication date: May, 1939
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm Condition: Good
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A detailed history of the famous Tompion table clock given by King Charles 2nd to the Countess of Castlemaine and thence to her son, the Duke of Grafton. The author describes (rather caustically) the replacement of the movement by Vulliamy in the 19th century and the gift of the original movement (grande sonnerie) to the Institute of Civil Engineers by Vulliamy. The article includes photographs as follows: 1. Portrait of the Countess of Castlemaine 2. Front view of clock and dial, gilt case with silver mounts 3. Detail of back and side of clock case 4. Front view of movement
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