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Category: Table, Mantel Clocks

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Converse Auctions’ Online-only Armchair Adventurer Auction On April 24th Features Wild & Wonderful Items From Around The World

    There’s something for just about everybody in the 470-lot auction, starting at 12 noon EDT. PAOLI, Pa. – Converse Auctions is inviting everyone to chill out, pull up a seat and bid on something wild and wonderful in its upcoming Armchair Adventurer Auction scheduled for Saturday, April 24th, beginning promptly…

    Converse Auctions Online-only Armchair Adventurer Auction On April 24th Features Wild & Wonderful Items From Around The World
  • Auction Preview

    Christie’s Brings Cartier Mystery Clock, Plus Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin Watches

    A Cartier mystery clock, known as Model A, headlines Christie’s upcoming auction. Manufactured in 1919, the piece is an early example of mystery clocks. Louis Cartier and master clockmaker Maurice Coüet, who had studied the clock designs of the famous French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, created the clock together. Pendules Mysterieuses…

  • Auction Preview

    Maîtres du Temps Wristwatch Leads Valentine’s Day Jewelry Auction From Gallery 63

    Maîtres du Temps is a Swiss watch company built to promote collaboration between master watchmakers. Founded in 2005, the firm has released three “chapters” of wristwatch styles over the last 15 years. Gallery 63’s upcoming Pre-Valentine’s Day Auction will feature a rose gold “Chapter Two” Maîtres du Temps wristwatch. Designed…

    Maitres Du Temps Pink Gold Chapter Two Watch
  • Auction Preview

    Akiba Antiques’ Eclectic Collection Sale to Offer French Empire Mantel Clocks, Works by Ernest Trova, and More

    A product of the Napoleonic era, French Empire mantel clocks were elaborately-decorated pieces inspired by antiquity. Several examples of the style highlight Akiba Antiques' Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide sale. That includes a 19th-century mantel clock in gilt bronze and red griotte marble. Decorating the clock is an allegorical scene…

    Rare 19th Ct. Gilt Bronze & Red Griotte Marble Mantle
  • Auction Industry

    Over 800 quality lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery's live and online Important Winter Estates Auction, January 16-17

    Up for bid: French and American period furniture, original artworks, bronzes, sterling silver, jewelry, French clocks and mirrors, fine decorative accessories. Early 20th century patinated bronze sculpture by Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (American, 1876-1973), titled L’Orage (The Storm), 15 ½ inches tall (est. $30,000-$50,000). NEW ORLEANS, LA, UNITED STATES, January…

    Over 800 quality lots in Crescent City Auction Gallerys live and online Important Winter Estates Auction, January 16-17
  • Auction Industry

    Converse Auctions will hold an online-only Important Chinese New Year Antique Auction, 315 lots, Saturday, December 26th

    The auction will feature exquisite jade carvings, porcelain, paintings, jewelry, bronze Buddhas, scholars’ items, fine furniture, snuff bottles and seals. Rare 19th century French rolling ball waterwheel clock, almost identical to one in Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing, housed in a gilded bronze case (est. $3,000-$5,000). PAOLI,…

    Converse Auctions will hold an online-only Important Chinese New Year Antique Auction, 315 lots, Saturday, December 26th
  • Auction Preview

    Artwork by Joan Miró and Luxury Watches From Showplace Antique + Design Center

    The International Watch Company, known as IWC, is a Swiss watch manufacturing brand founded in Schaffhausen in 1868. Founder Florentine Ariosto Jones wanted to create timepieces with modern American manufacturing methods and Swiss craftsmanship. In the year 1980, IWC introduced its first chronograph watch. Following the Porsche Design Chronograph were…

    IWC Platinum Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch
  • Auction Result

    A French Atmos perpetual time clock and a Wettlaufer child's wagon lead the way in Miller & Miller's Oct. 24th auction

    The auction was highlighted by the outstanding lifetime collections of Dick Withington (rare clocks) and Brian Stead (Canadian furniture and pottery). French Atmos perpetual time clock from the 1940s, 9 ½ inches tall, with metal chrome plated and glass case and painted metal dial with Arabic numerals (CA$6,490). NEW HAMBURG,…

    A French Atmos perpetual time clock and a Wettlaufer childs wagon lead the way in Miller & Millers Oct. 24th auction
  • Auction Preview

    Sotheby's Auction Will Feature Rolex and Patek Philippe Watches

    In the early 1980s, Rolex decided to move away from manual winding movements and introduce a new design— an automatic chronograph movement. To develop such a model, Rolex collaborated with Swiss luxury watchmaker Zenith. In 1988, they created the first-ever automatic Daytona ref. 16520 watch with a robust case. An…

    Patek Philippe - Reference 3970e A Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch With Moon Phases And Leap Year Indication, Made In 1992
  • Auction Preview

    Palmiero Diamond and Beryl Ring and Baraka Necklace Highlight Intervendue Auction

    With its rich history of emerald mining and production, Colombia maintains a major global market for the green gemstone. According to an ancient Colombian legend, the Muisca god Are ended the immortality of a man and woman named Tena and Fura. However, Are later took pity and turned them into…

    PALMIERO Diamond Beryl Ring
  • Auction Preview

    Skinner Brings Vintage Vietnam War Watches and More in Upcoming Sale

    Under the shadow of the Vietnam War, the U.S. government decided that the military required more specialized forces to combat insurgency. This move included an expansion of Navy SEAL teams, complete with sweeping updates to the troops’ equipment and specifications. From this period came the Tornek-Rayville TR-900 dive watch, which…

    Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Dive Watch
  • Auction Industry

    Upcoming Akiba Antiques Sale Explores Sculpture and Form

    Over 500 lots from around the world will be available in Akiba Antiques’ upcoming auction. Held on October 20th, 2020, at 2:00 PM EDT, the sale will include works from Victorian England, the French Empire, the Czech Republic, and beyond. The auction gives special focus to sculptures and decorative art.…

    Upcoming Akiba Antiques Sale Explores Sculpture and Form2
  • Auction Preview


    Marquis de Lafayette was an important figure in the American Revolutionary War. The French aristocrat served alongside George Washington in several battles. The two became such good friends that Lafayette named his only son after America’s first president. The upcoming auction of timepieces, presented by Hindman, offers a Jacquemart automation…

    Harry Winston, 18k White Gold And Diamond Avenue Classic Wristwatch
  • Auction Industry

    Sterling Associates announces highlights of Estates Auction

    ‘Chips That Pass in the Night,’ oil-on-canvas, 16.5 x 19.5in, possibly American or English. Titled, dated (1898) and artist-signed (indistinctly) on back of frame. Estimate $3,000-$4,000. NORWOOD, NJ.-Sterling Associates, Bergen County, New Jersey’s foremost estate specialists, will conduct this year’s edition of their popular Fall Collectors Estate Auction on Wednesday,…

    Sterling Associates announces highlights of Estates Auction
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Estate jewelry and decorative art will come under the Akiba Antiques hammer this September

    Akiba Antiques will host an auction of fine jewelry, decorative art, and vintage furniture on September 8th, 2020. Live bidding for over 600 lots will start at 2:00 PM EDT. The auction is set to offer items from across many eras and styles, including 19th-century mantel clocks and Art Deco-era…

    Pair Of 10 Carat Diamond and Gold Stud Earrings
  • Auction Preview

    Arts & Crafts and Art Deco

    At the cutting edge of the Art Nouveau movement was Alphonse Mucha, a Czech designer active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mucha’s hand was behind the Art Nouveau emphasis on beautiful women surrounded by stylized flora and fauna. Available in the upcoming Sworders auction of Arts &…

    A Tiffany Studios table lamp
  • Auction Preview


    Following the success of the Rolex reference 6238 watch, an updated reference 6239 was launched in 1963. It was the only model that featured inverse colors for sub-dials. Before becoming known as the Rolex Daytona, this racing-inspired watch was called the Rolex LeMans. The upcoming Watches auction, presented by Sotheby’s,…

  • Auction Preview

    August Jewels & Watches

    Launched during the Baselworld show in 2015, the Ulysse Nardin Anchor Tourbillon watch was produced in a limited edition of eight series, with 18 pieces per series. The Tourbillon watch was the first to feature Ulysse Nardin’s proprietary constant force escapement system. After eight years of research and development, the…

    5.59-Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
  • Auction Preview

    The Art of Time

    In the era before smartphones and gift cards, many companies gave retiring employees the gift of a gold watch or carriage clock. The latter was often a symbol of the time served, but also functioned as an artistic medium. Popular between 1860 and 1900 in France, carriage clocks were decorative…

    Thomas Engel And Richard Daners, No. 28. A Fine Unique 18k Gold Open Face Keyless Pocket Chronometer
  • Auction Preview

    Auction X Summer Hits

    Quatre is one of the well-known jewelry lines launched by the House of Boucheron in 2005. The line is characterized by striking and unusual texture combinations. One of the key lots in the upcoming Auction X Summer Hits event, presented by Intervendue, is a Boucheron platinum diamond Quatre ring. Boucheron…

    BOUCHERON Platinum Diamond Quatre Ring