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1692 English Bracket clock at the Museum of London, London - From the curators' comments: "By the 1690s Tompion was a rich man with a large workshop at the corner of Water Lane and Fleet Street. Tompion clocks would have sold for up to £10. His wealthy clients included Charles II, William III, Queen Anne, members of the aristocracy and London merchants.  Bracket clocks with eight day movements like this one were some of Tompion's best selling stock items. They were usually used in the…

1692 English Bracket clock at the Museum of London, London - From the curators' comments: "By the 1690s Tompion was a rich man with a large workshop at the corner of Water Lane and Fleet Street. Tompion clocks would have sold for up to £10. His wealthy clients included Charles II, William III, Queen Anne, members of the aristocracy and London merchants. Bracket clocks with eight day movements like this one were some of Tompion's best selling stock items. They were usually used in the…

Rare pendule en bronze ciselé sur une terrasse en marbre bla

Rare pendule en bronze ciselé sur une terrasse en marbre bla

So-called Viennese astronomical clock  Artist: Jobst Bürgi  Lichtensteig 1552 - 1632 Kassel    Attributed to: Jan Vermeyen  Brussels from 1559 - 1606 Prague    Prague  about 1605

So-called Viennese astronomical clock Artist: Jobst Bürgi Lichtensteig 1552 - 1632 Kassel Attributed to: Jan Vermeyen Brussels from 1559 - 1606 Prague Prague about 1605

A fine lacquer wedding casket, Edo period (early 17th century). Estimate: GBP 20,000-30,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013.

A fine lacquer wedding casket, Edo period (early 17th century). Estimate: GBP 20,000-30,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013.

*A Baroque polychrome painted glass mounted and ebonised cabinet, c. 1700. Photo Nagel Auktionen

*A Baroque polychrome painted glass mounted and ebonised cabinet, c. 1700. Photo Nagel Auktionen

A Very Rare & Beautiful Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Cartel Clock w/Barometer

A Very Rare & Beautiful Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Cartel Clock w/Barometer

Rare pendule en bronze ciselé sur une terrasse en marbre bla

Rare pendule en bronze ciselé sur une terrasse en marbre bla

1700 Spanish Dish at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Tin-glazed earthenware, such as this dish, became fashionable in Spain in the 18th century. At this time, silver belonging to the Spanish aristocracy was compulsorily melted down to pay for military campaigns, leading to a vogue for less expensive ceramics. This piece carries the badge of the Monastery of Escorial and the arms of Juan de Santsteban, abbot from 1699-1705."

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1700 Spanish Dish at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Tin-glazed earthenware, such as this dish, became fashionable in Spain in the 18th century. At this time, silver belonging to the Spanish aristocracy was compulsorily melted down to pay for military campaigns, leading to a vogue for less expensive ceramics. This piece carries the badge of the Monastery of Escorial and the arms of Juan de Santsteban, abbot from 1699-1705."

Johann Sayller (Germany, Ulm, active 17th century) Germany, circa 1650 Furnishings; Accessories Gilt-brass, silver, leather

Johann Sayller (Germany, Ulm, active 17th century) Germany, circa 1650 Furnishings; Accessories Gilt-brass, silver, leather

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