‘Clocks have become art works in their own right,’ says Celia Harvey, a specialist in the Clocks, Marine Chronometers & Barometers department, giving an expert insight into some of the intricate pieces she works with at Christie’s South Kensington.
‘They are a way of expressing personality,’ Harvey insists. ‘I like to think of myself as an early Georgian character,’ she laughs, ‘but there are collectors who are a little less specific in their tastes.’
Amazingly intricate, these clocks ‘have become art works in their own right,’ says Harvey, with some having been trusted to keep time for up to 300 years.
Check back in for further videos and features with the specialists at Christie’s South Kensington, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a series of special events.