30 posts tagged clock

Antique Terms (J)

Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms beginning with J From Jacobean to Jugendstil, below you will find antique terms beginning with the letter 'J' and other related words or antique terms begining with 'J'. jackfield (ceramic - japanese lacquer) Ceramics imitation of Japanese lacquer ware initially produced at Jackfield in Shropshire from c. 1750. It is also known as japanned ware and is covered in a glossy black glaze with gilded decoration. It was also produced by astbury, ... Continue Reading

Hummel Figurines Gallery

A look at some beautiful Hummel figurines and how collectable they are. Not a definitive guide to M I Hummel figurines, just a quick look at the style and features of a Hummel figure. Most are beautifully cute rather than realistic This small collection is intended to show the style rather than inform on technical collector details. Relevant makers marks can be found in the Hummel Marks. From TMK-1 to TMK-8 and The Bee Mark section. Hummel Figures Gallery ... We have added ... 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

Dating Antique Clocks

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, ... Continue Reading

Caring for Antique Clocks

Caring for Antique Clocks, Watches and Barometers Caring for antique clocks, watches and barometers requires delicate treatment These valuable mechanical instruments usually suffer from careless positioning, incorrect display and over enthusiastic handling. Clocks, scientific instruments like barometers, musical boxes and automata are likely to be harmed if subjected to direct sunlight, extremes of temperature or damp. A common, but probably the worst place to place a clock is on a ... 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 Cuckoo Clocks

Antique Cuckoo Clocks are prized for their hand carved scenes, whimsical displays and attractive facades The first cuckoo clock dates back to around 1730, they were an improvement on roughly one hundred years of clockmaking progress. The original cuckoo clocks were made in the Black Forest of Germany, where people were often cooped up for the entire winter. It was during those long cold, drawn out months of winter that they manufactured their wonderful clocks. Then in the summer months ... Continue Reading

Archibald Knox

Archibald Knox was born in the village of Cronkbourne, near Tromode on the Isle of Man in the April of 1864. The son of William Knox, a master machine maker, originally from Ayr in Scotland, the young Knox was educated at elementary and grammar schools in Douglas, the islands capital. From 1878 to 1883 he studied at Douglas School of Art, gaining qualifications in Design and the Principles of Ornament. From 1884 to 1888, Knox taught art at the school and in 1889 he gained his Art Masters ... Continue Reading

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