7 posts tagged escapement

Master Clockmaker Thomas Tompion (1639 to 1713)

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 ... Continue Reading

Derby Porcelain Gallery

A varied selection of Derby Porcelain products both antique and modern By Derby artists and designers that exemplify the Derby style. Porcelain plates, figures and vases that demonstrate the superb quality of Royal Crown Derby products. Not all Derby products are as collectible as the items featured below and most are well within range of any porcelain collectors budget. The products we feature here are simply used to demonstrate what you could find. If you search hard enough. William ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (Q)

The Antique Marks Glossary - Antique Terms (Q) Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with Q and covering everything from Qing to Quimper and Queens Ware to Quaich plus many more that you might find useful. Organised alphabetically; simply scroll through the list of antique terms or use the search function in the sidebar to find all mentions of the word or phrase you're looking for. qingbai (ceramic - chinese - porcelain) Chinese porcelain form the song dynasty ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (M)

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 ... Continue Reading

Antique Clock Shop

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 ... Continue Reading

Antique Bracket Clocks

Antique Bracket Clocks are regarded as the epitome of English clock making Bracket clocks are not only beautiful to look at but they also have the added bonus of beautifully engraved script on the back of the movement. Antique Bracket clocks are spring-driven pendulum clocks, most often housed in a rectangular case with a carrying handle on top. Although the earliest clocks were made in Holland, they reached the peak of their development in England. The wall bracket on which bracket ... Continue Reading

Buying Longcase Clocks

5 Things You Must Check Before Buying A Grandfather or Longcase Clock Buying longcase clocks or Grandfather clocks as they are more commonly known gives us an opportunity to purchase one of the very few actual working pieces of antique furniture However, you should be aware that buying a longcase clock that doesn't actually work can represent significant financial risk. The mechanical movements in antique longcase clocks have probably been around for hundreds of years. They may have been ... Continue Reading