Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) was an English master clockmaker and watchmaker
He is considered to be the father of English clock making, and designed watches and clocks throughout the late 1600s.
Early ownership of a Tompion clock or watch was limited to Monarchs, Princes, aristocracy and wealthy merchants.
His customers included King Charles II and Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
During Thomas Tompions career he created 5,500 watches and 650 clocks, making him England's most prominent ...
Buying Antiques at Auction is a fun and simple process that most buyers shy away from.
But when buying antiques at auction you should be open minded, do not buy anything unless you've handled it and if you're unsure or can't reach it, then ask the auctioneer or a member of staff to get it, or for more information about it.
There are a great many auction houses spread across the country.
Some are part of chains and some are small local houses that provide a valuable local service through ...
The Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms (M)
Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with the letter 'M' including definitions and short histories covering everything from MacIntyre to the Martin Brothers, Moorcroft, Minton and Musket.
Listed alphabetically, so simply scroll through or use the search function to find the word or term you are looking for.
macheleid, georg heinrich (ceramics - porcelain re-invention - thuringian)
Georg Heinrich Macheleid ...
Buy Your Collectable Antique Clocks from the Antique Clock Shop. Make a wise investment ...
Interest in antique clocks is growing and the antique clock shop offers an excellent selection of rare and collectable clocks.
From the simple alarm clock, which owes its existence to more than 6,000 years of thinking about time and tinkering with devices to accurately mark its passing, to collectable antique clocks that reflect the times and periods of their manufacture.
A good quality antique ...
Tips to help you estimate the age and date of your antique clock.
Dating Antique Clocks can be an exact science providing you have the right reference books and the proper experience.
However, if you don't there are various little things that can help when dating antique clocks.
Like knowing when certain features were introduced or certain materials became available.
A few simple things that can point you in the right direction and at the correct period for your antique wall clock, ...
I inherited this antique porcelain clock from my grandmother
by Pam (Delray, Florida)
Photos show my antique figural Porcelain Clock front, back and the mark on the porcelain clock
Not sure of its age or of any manufacturing the date.
The clock face says Baily, Banks & Biddle with Philadelphia on it.
Pictures show the mark I found on the bottom and the clocks two rather nice figurines.
The whole clock is 10" by 10", in total. It's gold & pale yellow, and really very ...
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