This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
Property of The Late Mr. H. G. Hammond (1910-2006)
H. G. Hammond, always known as Ian, developed a passionate interest in horology during the middle years of his long and interesting life. An architect by profession, he started collecting rare antique clocks, many of which are included in this sale. A self-taught horologist, he also built many clocks, working to a very high standard.
It was on a visit to the Museum Speelklock in Utrecht that he met Dr. Haspels, the then director of the museum. Their friendship blossomed and, as a result, work began on some very fine musical clocks which can be seen in the Netherlands. The first of these clocks was a copy of the famous musical chamber clock by Nicholas Vallin (1598) in the British Museum. Indeed, there are some of Ian's clocks at the British Museum and they form the other part of his collection.
The lots offered below reflect the keen horological eye of Mr. Hammond and represent a variety of styles spanning three centuries.