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Clocks

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.

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German Kundo brass annual clock (H:26cm)
May 23, 1:00 PM AEST
German Kundo brass annual clock (H:26cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD14013 Bids
LARGE 19TH C. FRENCH MAISON COLIN ET JOLLET & CIE TOLE REVOLVING DIAL
May 24, 1:30 PM PDT
LARGE 19TH C. FRENCH MAISON COLIN ET JOLLET & CIE TOLE REVOLVING DIAL
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $12,000- $25,000
$5,50013 Bids
Aaron Willard Federal Banjo Clock
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Aaron Willard Federal Banjo Clock
by Schwenke Auctioneers
Est: $800- $1,200
$1,30013 Bids
Late 19th Century French Figural Swinging Clock
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
Late 19th Century French Figural Swinging Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$25011 Bids
Reproduction flip clock (42 x 42 x 12cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Reproduction flip clock (42 x 42 x 12cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD1409 Bids
Mid 20th century 'Chronos' black starburst clock (58cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Mid 20th century 'Chronos' black starburst clock (58cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD808 Bids
A LOVELY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH CHINESE MARKET CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL AND BRONZE REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK the
May 22, 11:00 AM BST
A LOVELY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH CHINESE MARKET CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL AND BRONZE REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK the
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £400- £600
£8507 Bids
A Napoleon III Boulle work with gilt bronze mounts, H 82 cm
May 29, 10:00 AM CEST
A Napoleon III Boulle work with gilt bronze mounts, H 82 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €1,000- €1,500
€1,3007 Bids
Black Slate and Marble Table Clock, H: 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm.)
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Black Slate and Marble Table Clock, H: 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm.)
by Weschler's
Est: $40- $60
$857 Bids
CARTIER PENDULE DE BUREAU RÉVEIL QUARTZ. REF 2746
May 29, 2:00 PM CEST
CARTIER PENDULE DE BUREAU RÉVEIL QUARTZ. REF 2746
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €2,000- €4,000
€1205 Bids
Bracket Clock William Frodsham
May 30, 9:00 AM CEST
Bracket Clock William Frodsham
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF320- CHF400
CHF7005 Bids
A Jaeger Le-Coultre Atmos clock, no.709703,
May 23, 10:00 AM BST
A Jaeger Le-Coultre Atmos clock, no.709703,
by Cheffins
Est: £400- £600
£4205 Bids
An Empire figural mantle clock, and two matching candelabras, H 43 - 44 cm
May 29, 10:00 AM CEST
An Empire figural mantle clock, and two matching candelabras, H 43 - 44 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €1,800- €2,500
€1,6005 Bids
Mid Century Modern U.S. Coins Wall Clock
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
Mid Century Modern U.S. Coins Wall Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$455 Bids
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CLASSIC MINIATURE CLOCK COLLECTION WITH STAND
May 23, 9:00 AM AEST
CLASSIC MINIATURE CLOCK COLLECTION WITH STAND
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD455 Bids
Antique 19C Wood and Bronze Putti Bracket Clock
May 29, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique 19C Wood and Bronze Putti Bracket Clock
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1504 Bids
Wanduhr Schwarzwald
May 24, 10:00 AM CEST
Wanduhr Schwarzwald
by Auktionshaus Mehlis GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€804 Bids
FABERGE PAR JOHANN VIKTOR AARNE (1863-1934) HORLOGE DE BUREAU SUR PIED
May 29, 2:00 PM CEST
FABERGE PAR JOHANN VIKTOR AARNE (1863-1934) HORLOGE DE BUREAU SUR PIED
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €4,000- €8,000
€7504 Bids
XL Vintage Handcrafted Black Forest Hunt Clock 52i
Jun 12, 10:00 AM EDT
XL Vintage Handcrafted Black Forest Hunt Clock 52i
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $400- $800
$1254 Bids
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1950S BALLERINA PETER GERMANY CLOCK
May 23, 9:00 AM AEST
1950S BALLERINA PETER GERMANY CLOCK
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD604 Bids

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