Lanterns and Taverns: Clocks for the Wall and Hall, Howard Walwyn Antique Clocks, 123 Kensington Church Street, London W8, 14th – 23rdJune 2016
Howard Walwyn is well known for his expertise in English horology and this summer he is holding a selling exhibition of these two popular types of clock with some thirty-five pieces on show.
It is not a strange coincidence that as the first domestic timekeeper brass lantern clocks have an enduring appeal and although known on the continent in the 16th century it was the early years of the 17th century before they were known here. There are some fine pieces on show, including a rare, small Commonwealth period lantern by Peter Closon, circa 1655-1660. The distinctively shaped tavern clock was around for about a hundred years from c1720 and one can quite understand why they suit both contemporary and traditional interiors nowadays. There is a very fine rare, unrecorded example by Gabril Holland of Coventry.
There will be a series of lunchtime talks during the exhibition and the exhibition itself will also be shown on the Walwyn stand at The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, from 27th June to 3rd July.