The Department that organises auctions of clocks, masterworks initially included in Cambi's antiques auctions, was born in 2011, in conjunction with the first monographic auction dedicated to antique and rare clocks. The first sale of the Clocks Department offered an extraordinary selection of floor, table and wall pendulum clocks of French, Austrian, Dutch and English manufacture, from the 16th to the 19th century, an opportunity that showed the full potential of the sector.

Since then, precious clocks have consolidated their presence in the Cambi appointments dedicated to them, gradually increasing the value of the sales and the interest of our passionate customers. Monographic sales are often organized that offer rare masterworks of art from English, French, Austrian clockmaking and, in particular, Viennese clockmaking, a city recognized for the refined and precious clocks made by its craftsmen during the Nineteenth century.

The clocks auctions include many types of decorative clocks including floor, fireplace and wall clocks, cartel clocks, beautiful ebony night clocks or other ebonized woods, tambourine and portico clocks, office clocks, travel cappuccinos and beautiful travel and lantern clocks and many more. Among the items best represented in the Cambi clocks auctions we find the Louis XV, Napoleon III and Charles X watches. Elaborate, with a refined elegance, antique clocks have offered many satisfactions over the years. Among the lots in evidence in clocks auctions are the monumental Religieuse clock signed by Balthasar Martinot in Paris, France 17th century sold for € 28,850, the nocturnal clock with ebonized case, Genoa, 17th century, sold for € 54,000. Also relevant is the sale of the 1785 English-made astronomical clock with wooden tripod support and slate top with Copernican planetarium, sold for € 38,000 and the table clock in white marble, black marble and bronze, Louis XVI, France, 18th century, work sold for 27,000.

Do you want to sell a pendulum or an antique clock? You possess a rare or antique clock for which you'd like a free quote? The experts of Cambi Casa d’Aste are at your disposal for free and no-obligation evaluations for the master clocks in your possession. Contact us for more information or fill out the online valuation form to receive an initial quotation of the assets in your possession.
Top Lots
Mon, 04 Dec 2023 09:36:53 +0000
Swarovski: Crystalized Elegance
Through Dec. 6, 2023, the "Swarovski: Crystalized Elegance" auction is online, featuring a major crystal collection that includes numerous limited-edition and hard-to-find [..]
Mon, 04 Dec 2023 09:25:34 +0000
Gio Ponti’s diary dated 1950
On Monday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m., at its Milan headquarters on Via S. Marco, Cambi Auction House presents Fine Design. The highly anticipated live, single-round auction with [..]
Mon, 27 Nov 2023 15:30:22 +0000
Swatch: an icon never out of fashion
Cambi Auction House presents timed auction dedicated to Swatch watches. Colorful, diverse and never dull. Since the very early 1980s, Swatch watches have never gone out [..]
Matteo Cambi

Matteo Cambi