Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments

A fine William and Mary small ebony table timepiece with silent-pull quarter repeat and alarm William Cattell, London, circa 1690
Sold for £22,300; $34,400; €25,900

Fine Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments continue to be of interest to the collector, particularly during this last year where the upper end of the market in this sector remains encouraging. In general terms, fine clocks tend to be collected by enthusiasts who appreciate the technical, historical and aesthetic qualities of the object providing a sound and stable ‘fashion proof’ grounding to the market.

Leighton Gillibrand, Dreweatts' Clocks & Scientific Instruments Director, has developed a reputation for providing the highest standards of service and expertise through his informed and enthusiastic approach that has enabled him to gain the important elements of trust and respect of leading collectors and dealers in his specialised field.

Together with our Book Department, we are also able to offer expert advice on any horological literature. In 2012 we sold The Horological Library of Charles Allix, with highlights including a manuscript by John Harrison ‘The Proportion for finding the Miles corresponding to a Degree of Longitude in any Latitude…’ (sold for £29,280), and the entire collection selling for over £300,000.

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Leighton Gillibrand

Leighton Gillibrand