Discovering Clocks

Uncovering the history and stories of antique clocks, barometers, chronometers and fine antique furniture

The Cabriers: Huguenot Clockmakers in London

One of the great treasures in our gallery at present is a fine William and Mary period walnut and marquetry longcase clock by Charles Cabrier of London, dating to about … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Porcelain-Cased Clocks – A Taste of Springtime

The Georgian age saw a true flowering of clockmaking and clock-design – every type, size and design of clock could be found in London’s clock shops. One type that began … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Luxury of Time” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Luxury of Time: European Clocks & Watches An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York until March 27, 2016 Horology enthusiasts will want to visit New York … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

A striking bracket clock by George Margetts, London

George Margetts ( 1748-1804) was born in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, the son of John Margetts, a wheel-wright. He appears to have been apprenticed to an Oxfordshire clockmaker before eventually moving to … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two clocks by Baetens & Co of Soho, London

By the Regency period London’s clock and watch making industry was vast. It is estimated that by 1800 there were over 7,000 clock and watchmakers based in Clerkenwell alone. More … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Rare William III Grand-Sonnerie Clock: From the Workshop of Daniel Quare, London, dated circa 1695

It is very exciting for Raffety to be able to offer a grand-sonnerie striking bracket clock made by the illustrious maker Daniel Quare of London, that has been acquired by … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Horology Fairytale Musical Comes to London: “The Clockmaker’s Daughter”

I expect most of our readers are currently gearing up for London’s art and antique fairs season. However, for those of you who love horology and clocks, the musical The … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment
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