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An important William and Mary eight-day longcase clock by Thomas Tompion, circa 1695.
Sold for £55,200

As a respected published authority in the field of early English clockmaking Leighton Gillibrand offers unrivalled in-house specialist knowledge in this area.

Recent highlights include the record sale of a highly important Charles II small ebonised architectural eight-day longcase clock, by Joseph Knibb, Oxford, circa 1665-7, which sold for £268,800, an important William and Mary eight-day longcase clock by Thomas Tompion, circa 1695, the only example to be sold in a UK regional auction house for a generation, which realised £55,200 and an important early ebony spring pendulum timepiece with alarm, by Edward East, London, circa 1660, which sold for £62,000.

The department has also built a reputation for being the leading auctioneer of horological tools and books including The Library & Workshop of John Hooper, The Horological Library of Charles Allix and The Horological Library of Michael Hurst. Demand and interest in horological libraries such as these continues to be extremely strong and each was 100% sold by lot.

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Leighton Gillibrand

Leighton Gillibrand

Director Head of Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments

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