Courtenay Ilbert Archive

Searching for Pocket Sundials

Catalogue no: 1243
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Henry Russell Wray
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): English Publication date: Oct., 1922
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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Pages from "The Small Collector" section of the magazine. A slightly whimsical article covering the process and progress by which the author became a collector of portable dials. Photographs of 11 examples as follows: 1. Brass Dial by Le Febvre, Paris 2. Silver oval dial by Chapotot 3. Silver octagonal dial by Butterfield, Paris 4. Brass dial by Butterfield 5. Brass dial by Cadot, Paris (1739) 6. Pocket sundial (wood?), paper lined with thread gnomon 7. Pocket sundial in bone (ivory), by Hand Troschel 8. Pocket sundial in bone (ivory) and metal with moon phase and perpetual calendar
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A Clock by Thomas Tompion at 30, Cornhill

Catalogue no: 1242
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Herbert Cesinski
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: April, 1922
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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From the "Clocks and Watches" section of the magazine. A description with photographs of a month duration longcase clock by Tompion with one and a quarter seconds pendulum and striking the hour and half hour on two bells, walnut veneered case. At the time of publication, in the possession of Mr F.H.Green, tobacconist, at 30, Cornhill, London. Photographs as follows: 1. The Dial 2. Subsidiary Dial (side of movement) 3. Full length view 4. Full length view with raised hood and trunk door open Various annotations in pencil by Ilbert.
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Old English Barometers in the Collection of Mr Percival D. Griffiths Horological adverts

Catalogue no: 1241
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Frank Gibson
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 10 Language(s): English Publication date: Dec. 1921
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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An article in the Furniture section of the magazine A history of the evolution of English barometers from mid 17th to mid 19th centuries. Examples illustrated are by the following makers: Daniel Quare; S. Mancel, Rotterdam; Patrick Sullivan, London; George Hallifax, Doncaster; 3 advertisements with horological content included; 1. John Vincent, 86 St. Mary Street, Weymouth. Photograph of a tray of 18 English watches. Examples include a Tompion, Graham, Windmills, Quare and Emery.
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1. A County Antrim Horologer: John Birnie, of Templepatrick. 2. Pique. Also, horological advertisements

Catalogue no: 1240
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Francis Joseph Bigger, M.R.I.A.., H.C.Dent
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): English Publication date: Oct., 1921
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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An article in the Miscellaneous section of the magazine A description of the life, times and work of this Ulster clockmaker. Illustrations include the following: 1. 3 full length photographs of longcase clocks 2. A close-up of brass longcase dial 3. Close-up of spandrel 4. Close-up of a pair of hands 5. A portable ring dial Also included is an article on Pique by H.C.Dent, a technique used in some watch cases although none are illustrated 2 advertisements with horological content as follows:
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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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"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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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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