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Clocks - General

Collectors researching antique clocks for sale online will come across some familiar names over and over again. These include Morez, Morbier, Cartier, Kenzle, and Jungans, to name a few. These distinguished clocks hold their value for centuries, while fine clocks from modern makers have made a name for themselves as well. Clocks sought after by collectors come from a variety of traditions out of France, Germany, Switzerland, and America.

Comtoise clocks, originating in the Morbier region of France, are provincial weight-driven clocks. Also known as Morez or Morbier clocks, these clocks took over the clockmaking tradition of France in the 19th century. Cartier clocks are the other French-born timepieces under the watchful eye of collectors. Cartier began making clocks during the Art Deco period. The chic table and travel clocks bring anywhere between $500 and $515,000 at auction.

Kienzle was one of the leading German clock companies from 1883 until taken over by a holding company in 1999. Some Kienzle clocks were automotive or aviation clocks. A chrome pivoted clock resides in the collection at the Museum Victoria. Vintage Jungans clocks are some of the most collectible from the Black Forest, made of hardwoods and featuring intricate engravings. In the 20th century, Jungans merged with other clockmakers including Lenzkirch and Gustav Becker, producing Gustav Becker clocks under the original name until the '30s. The Swiss have also produced many notable vintage and modern timepieces including Imhof clocks and the Schatz 400-day clock of the '50s.

In America, clock manufacturing blossomed in the New England area. E. Ingraham clocks were shaped like acorns, beehives, and miniature Gothic cathedrals. The popularity of black mantel clocks made from onyx, slate, marble, iron, and wood led to the production of the Seth Thomas adamantine clock beginning in 1882. Sessions mantel clocks include the black mantel clocks of Welsh design from 1903 to 1930. Waterbury clock models often incorporated brass, as Waterbury evolved from a brass manufacturing company. Most American clockmakers produced a variation of the popular gingerbread clocks, which were both aesthetically pleasing and affordable.


Quick Facts

  • An E. Ingraham walnut calendar clock sold for $306 at an auction by Skinner in 2011
  • A rare, limited-edition Imhof silver-gilt mystery clock with rock crystal, lapis lazuli, and mother of pearl circa 1985 sold for $12,087 at an auction by Sotheby’s in 2014
  • A lapis and nephrite jade Art Deco Cartier clock sold for $221,000 at a Doyle New York auction of the estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl in 2013

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POOL BALL CLOCK - NO SHIPPING, LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
Feb 05, 9:00 AM EST
POOL BALL CLOCK - NO SHIPPING, LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
by Legacies Old & New, Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$254 Bids
A traveling compendium with glazed carrying case signed Tiffany & Co.
Feb 04, 11:00 AM EST
A traveling compendium with glazed carrying case signed Tiffany & Co.
by Schmitt Horan & Co.
Est: $400- $600
$2754 Bids
Vintage Clock Parts, Movements, Faces, Tools
Feb 04, 10:00 AM MST
Vintage Clock Parts, Movements, Faces, Tools
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$354 Bids
ELECTRIC MASTER CLOCK
Feb 06, 7:00 PM CET
ELECTRIC MASTER CLOCK
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €50- €100
€502 Bids
Carriage Clock, Shreve Crump & Low Brass H 4.7'' W 3''
Feb 16, 11:00 AM EST
Carriage Clock, Shreve Crump & Low Brass H 4.7'' W 3''
by DuMouchelles
Est: $100- $200
$902 Bids
Art Deco chrome 8 Day Clock
Feb 05, 12:00 PM AEDT
Art Deco chrome 8 Day Clock
by Lugosi Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD50- AUD80
AUD602 Bids
2 BELL JAR CLOCKS
Feb 06, 7:00 PM CET
2 BELL JAR CLOCKS
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €60- €100
€601 Bid
Rococo Style Clock, Pair of Candlesticks, and an Encrier
Feb 08, 10:00 AM EST
Rococo Style Clock, Pair of Candlesticks, and an Encrier
by Doyle New York
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
Chelsea Ship's Bell Brass Clock and Barometer
Feb 04, 10:00 AM CST
Chelsea Ship's Bell Brass Clock and Barometer
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
An important table clock with hour repeater and alarm, by Johan Simon Betzamyr, Danzig, ca. 1750, H 8,5 cm
Feb 07, 10:00 AM CET
An important table clock with hour repeater and alarm, by Johan Simon Betzamyr, Danzig, ca. 1750, H 8,5 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €100,000- €150,000
€80,0001 Bid
A Rococo Revival gilt bronze three-piece mantel clock set, H 48 - 58 cm
Feb 07, 10:00 AM CET
A Rococo Revival gilt bronze three-piece mantel clock set, H 48 - 58 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €1,500- €1,800
€1,0001 Bid
Three carriage clock travel cases watch boxes and desk clocks
Feb 04, 11:00 AM EST
Three carriage clock travel cases watch boxes and desk clocks
by Schmitt Horan & Co.
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Modern Seiko Quartz Clock
Feb 04, 10:00 AM EST
Modern Seiko Quartz Clock
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $30- $50
$201 Bid
Bubbles Inc. Bradley Quartz Charlie Chaplin Oversized Watch/Clock
Mar 04, 9:00 AM CST
Bubbles Inc. Bradley Quartz Charlie Chaplin Oversized Watch/Clock
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $40- $80
$201 Bid
Schatz brass 8 Day ships clock with key
Feb 05, 12:00 PM AEDT
Schatz brass 8 Day ships clock with key
by Lugosi Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD50- AUD100
AUD501 Bid
BRASS LANTERN CLOCK
Feb 06, 7:00 PM CET
BRASS LANTERN CLOCK
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €40- €80
€401 Bid
Vintage Cat & Fishbowl Mechanical Clock
Feb 19, 3:00 PM PST
Vintage Cat & Fishbowl Mechanical Clock
by Clark's Auction Company
Est: $150- $250
$801 Bid
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BRASS & GLASS KUNDO ELECTRONIC CLOCK + DOME CLOCK
Feb 09, 9:00 AM AEST
BRASS & GLASS KUNDO ELECTRONIC CLOCK + DOME CLOCK
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD101 Bid
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3 CLOCK CASINGS (A/F - SOME WITH FITTINGS)
Feb 09, 9:00 AM AEST
3 CLOCK CASINGS (A/F - SOME WITH FITTINGS)
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD101 Bid
Vintage Brass/ Copper/ Silverplate Decor, Clock
Feb 04, 10:00 AM MST
Vintage Brass/ Copper/ Silverplate Decor, Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
ZENITH ELECTRIC CLOCK RADIO
Feb 11, 10:00 AM EST
ZENITH ELECTRIC CLOCK RADIO
by Ledbetter Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
An Interesting Mid Century Wind Up Clock - Eyes Turn!
Feb 05, 10:00 AM AEST
An Interesting Mid Century Wind Up Clock - Eyes Turn!
by Danielle Elizabeth Antique & Estate Auctioneers
Est: AUD60- AUD120
AUD501 Bid
A mid 18thC ebonised bracket clock by John Coleman, London, H 44 cm
Feb 09, 12:00 PM CET
A mid 18thC ebonised bracket clock by John Coleman, London, H 44 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €400- €600
€2001 Bid

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