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A Monument to Love: A French Marble Clock by Rollin of Paris

If you have a special wedding anniversary coming up or are looking for a special or unsuual gift for your loved one, then Raffety may have the perfect antique clock … Continue reading

November 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Antiques in Focus: An Eighteenth Century English Bracket Clock by Charles Blanchard

Our antique in focus this month is a stylish and elegant bracket clock by London maker Charles Blanchard. Dating from the reign of George II, circa 1750, this clock, which … Continue reading

September 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lantern Clocks: The First Clock for the Home

Lantern clocks hold a special place in the history of horology. Before Huygens innovation of the pendulum in 1656, lantern clocks were the first real technological innovation to enter the … Continue reading

September 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Christmas Inspiration & Seasonal Greetings from Raffety

  With Christmas just a few weeks away we wanted to give you an update on what we have been up to, and a few ideas for Christmas gifts for … Continue reading

December 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Wall Clocks : History for the Contemporary Interior

If you happen to follow Raffety Clocks on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed that this October we have been showcasing wall clocks. There is a good reason … Continue reading

October 28, 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