9 posts tagged pendulum

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 (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 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

Antique Wall Clocks

Collectable Antique Wall Clocks can be either Spring driven or Weight Driven Antique wall clocks can be found in many forms almost all are collectable depending on condition. The basic difference between them is they are either spring-driven clocks, which mostly run for eight days, or weight-driven clocks which run for 30 hours. They range from the plain Edwardian school clocks to elaborate Ormolu mounted French Cartel clocks. Antique Wall Clocks of the Victorian and Edwardian periods ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (F)

The Antiques Marks Glossary and Antique Terms F Covering antique terms beginning with the letter 'F', everything from faberge to fusee and faience to furstenberg. Below you will find antique related words or antique terms begining with 'f' covering everything from faberge to fusee and many more that you might find useful. The list is not exhaustive but we will add to it as time goes by. The descriptions detailed are only intended to be relevant to how the word or term relates to ... Continue Reading

A Look at Collectible American Ogee Clocks

Ogee clocks feature hand painted lead and zinc dial plates and twin glass door panes. Rare examples feature the manufacturers name within the case. The information usually appeared on a paper label pasted in the case behind the pendulum bob. Restoring and caring for Ogee clocks requires some attention to detail ... Continue Reading

Art Deco Clocks

Adding Geometric Art Deco Clocks to your Antiques Collection Clock design was heavily influenced in the 1920s and 1930s by Art Deco and clock cases from the period often echo geometric architecture. In Europe, the French and Swiss were the leading producers of Art Deco clocks with the French excelling at fashioning clocks for the mantlepiece; produced in marble, onyx, brass, glass, and chrome. Some French art deco clocks and garnitures were paired with bronze figurines including, Diana the ... Continue Reading