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French-Louis XVI-ormolu-bronze-sculptural-antique-mantel-clock-Viger-Osmond

The French ormolu mantel clock, production and technique in the 18th and 19th Century.

This article is based on a part of a lecture held in September 2017 here in our gallery in Amsterdam. In it the production process of the French ormolu mantel…

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Gude & Meis antique clocks, clock stories catalog fall 2017.

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French gilt cloisonné enamel repeater carriage clock 1890

The developement of the French carriage clock, part 2.

This is the second and final part of my piece on French carrage clocks based on the lecture that was eld here in our shop in September 2016.

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Dent Houses of parliament Big Ben

Edward John Dent, how a chronometer maker made the turret clock of Big Ben, part 2.

This is the second and final part of the written version of a lecture that I have held in May 2016 here in the shop.

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antique clock English Gude & Meis

Edward John Dent, how a chronometer maker made the turret clock of Big Ben, part 1.

This blog is based again on a lecture that I have held in the shop in May 2016. About six years ago I have read a book written by Vaudrey…

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Dutch Amsterdam longcase musical striking burr walnut 1750

The stylistic development of the Dutch longcase clock, part 1.

In November 2015 I held a lecture on the stylistic development of Dutch longcase clocks. Dutch in this case is not the whole of modern The Netherlands but only ‘the…

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Mystery clock Planchon

Trouvaille. Mysterieuse.

Mystery clock, Although an antique clock is often a beautiful piece of art, its main function is to show time. Most commonly this is done by hands but there are…

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German decimal mahogany table reguator 3-055

Trouvaille; A clock with a decimal timepiece

A rare timepiece, Although it is not uncommon to find clocks that are unusual, this one really fitted in the ‘never seen before’ category. The ‘regulator’ dial is unusual for…

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Geblinddoekte Amor met hond

Mantel clock with Cupid and dog

Being dealers in good antique clocks we are always on the look for rare mantel clocks of good quality. They are attractive because of their worksmanship of chiseling and gilding.…

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