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A collecting golden age: clockmaking assembly highlights timeless 17th century classics

11 June 2018

A forthcoming exhibition of two private collections spotlights both the genius of 17th century clockmaking and the remarkable objects the market has yielded across a generation.

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Cheshire clock at Arley Hall Antiques and Fine Art Fair

07 May 2018

An eight-day longcase clock is a stand-out item of local interest at the upcoming Arley Hall Antiques and Fine Art Fair.

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ATG letter: Has anyone clocked who W Banks was?

02 January 2018

Can any of your readers help with research into the obscure 17th century clockmaker William Banks?

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Chinese automaton clock chimes at Paris auction

08 May 2017

Classic antiques from furniture and works of art to scientific instruments and a Roman marble torso all feature in Artcurial’s evening sale in its Paris rooms on May 16.

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Harrison medal for horologist Taylor

07 December 2015

Dr John C Taylor, the horologist, inventor and clockmaker, has been given the Harrison Medal by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers for his services to horology.

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Auctionata set €2.8m house record for Chinese clock

10 July 2015

Berlin online auction house Auctionata set a house record when this Chinese enamel, ivory-mounted and paste-set musical and automaton clock was sold for €2.8m (£2.15m), or €3.37m including premium.

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Thomas Loomes clocks: two come along at once

07 May 2015

Two lantern clocks engraved with the signature ‘Thomas Loomes at ye mermayd in Lothbury’ recently appeared at auction within days of each other.

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Dealers bring Scott’s ‘Golden Age’ clocks back to market

24 April 2015

What is billed as “the best collection of English clocks that has come to the market in living memory” will go on sale later this year at Winchester dealers Carter Marsh.

Harrison’s timekeepers on show

24 March 2014

All five of John Harrison’s famous timekeepers will be on display in a new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum this summer.

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A slave to the clock

15 November 2013

Gents of Leicester, the first company to market electric bells in the UK, began to produce the electric clock system, known eventually as the Pulsynetic in the first decade of the 20th century.

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Dealers give strong showing for horology at summer fairs

01 August 2013

As single disciplines go, English clocks are among the London summer fairs’ strongest suits.

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Eureka clock emerges in Plymouth

30 April 2012

Bids in the region of £1000-1500 are expected at Plymouth Auction Rooms on May 9 for this Eureka four-glass electric clock.

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Tompion tribute from West Dean to Greenwich Royal Observatory

13 July 2009

JOHAN Ten Hoeve, a professional development diploma student on West Dean College’s clocks programme in West Sussex, has made a replica of a Thomas Tompion clock for the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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Knibb’s token of appreciation makes double estimate

16 February 2009

Positive news from Dreweatts' clocks sale at Donnington Priory, Newbury on February 10 which posted a 92 per cent selling rate.

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Benson’s little and large

15 October 2007

When first unveiled at the International Exhibition in London in 1862 (and subsequently shipped to Paris in 1867 and Vienna in 1873), the St James’s Clock, as it became known, was heralded as the second largest clock in the world after E.J. Dent’s Big Ben.

Boulton clock stolen from top London gallery

28 August 2007

A substantial reward is being offered for the return of a George III ormolu and white marble table clock by Matthew Boulton stolen from Knightsbridge dealership Hotspur on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 22.

Chislehurst clock theft

25 January 2005

Four antique clocks and two barometers were stolen in a raid on Chislehurst Antiques in Kent in late December.

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Unique... on the face of it

04 January 2005

“In 20 years I have never seen anything quite like it,” says auctioneer Richard Bromell of Sherborne’s Charterhouse. “It has a central dial for Greenwich which is surrounded by 11 smaller dials telling the time in the various countries. Having originally been presented to a Victorian relative [of the vendors] who built railways for a living, he would have been able to keep track of time with all his business interests.”

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From rolling balls to bells and whistles

10 August 2004

ANOTHER of the top-priced clocks to feature at Christie’s King Street (19.5/12% buyer's premium) on July 2 was this Regency rolling ball skeleton timepiece pictured right, made in Edinburgh by Robert Bryson after the model by Sir William Congreve, the inventor of the rolling ball clock.

Watson is far from elementary

13 November 2003

Samuel Watson (1649-1710) is not perhaps as well-known as his contemporaries East, Knibb, Graham or Tompion but he is one of the blue chip names of late 17th century London clockmaking – good enough to enjoy the patronage of both Charles II and Sir Isaac Newton.