Category Archives: Clocks

Picture This LXVIII

We are all fond of a bit of testudinal painting around here, so I thought I’d illustrate a faux tortoiseshell longcase clock that’s coming up for auction tomorrow (16th of December, 2015) at Bonham’s Fine Clocks sale in New Bond … Continue reading

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George 111 and Other Sins

One could forgive many an individual for not having a rudimentary grasp of Roman numeration, but frankly, antiques dealers – especially those at the top of their game – should, if not fully conversant, be at least familiar with the … Continue reading

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Picture This IV

After posting recently about an automaton table clock by James Smith of London, a kindred automaton clock is coming up for sale at the Salisbury salerooms of Woolley & Wallis  on the 26th of March, 2013 (lot 129). A George … Continue reading

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Picture This II

Red lacquer automaton table clock by James Smith, London, circa 1765. Unusually, the ogee brass dial incorporates a rustic automaton scene with six craftsmen going about their tasks. One figure ascends and descends a ladder with a board – the … Continue reading

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Appeal for Information on Kent Clock Maker

I am appealing for any information about clockmaker Andrew Latter of Speldhurst in Kent. Of the two longcase clocks by Latter that I am aware of, both have brass dials with eight-day movements. One case is oak and the other black … Continue reading

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An Ebonised Clock Bracket

Most people familiar with bracket clocks will probably only have ever seen them sitting on tables or mantelpieces, but not surprisingly really, bracket clocks were originally designed to be placed on wall brackets. Like the protective leather cases of carriage … Continue reading

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