Spectacular Clock Exhibition Hosted at Bonhams
This September, several thousand clock lovers from all over the world flocked to Innovation and Collaboration, an outstanding exhibition of early English clocks and watches at Bonhams, New Bond Street, London.
Watchmaker Roger W Smith visits Bonhams Clock & Watch Exhibition
The UK’s best known watchmaker, Roger Smith OBE, visited the Clock Exhibition at Bonhams and examined two very famous, historical watches, rarely seen by the public as they are part of a private collection owned by Dr John C Taylor OBE.
Head of Clocks at Bonhams James Stratton Praises Exhibition
James Stratton, the highly respected Head of Clocks atBonhams, spoke at the Innovation & Collaboration exhibition which tookplace at New Bond Street, Mayfair, London.
The Importance of Telling the Time
Our topic on the eve of the Innovation & Collaboration event focuses on the importance of telling time and we’re using this clock as one of the exhibits to highlight its significance because of its horological importance. A discussion about Ahasuerus Fromanteel Mounted Wall Clock, c 1658.
360th Anniversary of the Death of Oliver Cromwell on 3rd September
Discussion on 360th anniversary of the death of Oliver Cromwell. Oliver Cromwell is featured in the Innovation & Collaboration Exhibitoin
The Commonwealth Mercury, 1658
Our focus in this post is not on a clock or timepiece, but instead, on a weekly publication, produced during the Commonwealth period in England.
Daniel Quare Year-Going Boule Longcase, c 1695
This magnificent 1695 longcase clock by Daniel Quare is wound only once a year, yet strikes every hour of every day.
Salomon Coster Box Clock, 1658
This beautiful exhibit dated 1658, is a magnificent example of an early box clock.
Henry Jones Walnut Clock
This magnificent hourly striking table clock is cased in walnut-veneer and boasts a flat-panelled top.
Joseph Knibb Miniature Longcase
A rare olivewood, walnut, ebony and boxwood inlaid miniature longcase by Joseph Knibb, features on today’s blog post.
Isack Pluvier Enamel Dial
This is one of the earliest painted watch dials, also boasting a seconds’ dial.