Tompion Miniature Table Clock Sold

Lot 103, a table clock, known as the ‘Q (queen) Clock’, made for Queen Mary II by English master clockmaker Thomas Tompion sold for £1,935,063 (AU$3,561,195.85/US$ 2,454,836.67) at Bonham’s The Clive Collection of Exceptional Clocks sale in London yesterday, Wednesday the 19th of June.

Silver-mounted, quarter-repeating miniature table clock by Thomas Tompion, circa 1693. (Bonham’s)

The diminutive ‘Q Clock’. (Bonham’s)

Regarded as the Father of English Clock Making, Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) created some of the finest clocks ever made. The silver-mounted, quarter-repeating miniature table ‘Q clock’ was made in 1693 along with a ‘K Clock’ Tompion made for Mary’s husband, King William III.

Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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3 Responses to Tompion Miniature Table Clock Sold

  1. Eric R says:

    Beautiful piece, I must say.
    Thank you Jack.


  2. Paul@bcfnc says:

    Outstanding result for an outstanding clock. I have stood for hours over the years in the British Museum gazing at the clock Tompion made for King William . That year going clock has an impeccable past with the history of every person who ever wound it recorded in a journal kept with the clock for over 300 years . These are remarkable survivors of a golden age in clockmaking . Thanks for the post.


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