Howard Walwyn to share passion for Horological rarities

Posted: 2016-05-06 13:26:55 - Last updated: 2016-05-06 13:32:13

BADA member Howard Walwyn will be presenting a specialist selling exhibition this summer dedicated to 17th and 18th century horological rarities, entitled Lanterns and Taverns: clocks for the Wall and Hall.

The exhibition “will provide an exciting opportunity to acquire some of the rarest and most exceptional examples from these two distinctive area of clockmaking”, explains Howard, “with timepieces ranging in price from £3,000 to £135,000”

Howard will be conducting curatorial tours of his gallery each day throughout the exhibition, which runs from Tuesday 14 June – Thursday 23 June. He continued: “These clocks have a fascinating history, a number of them are over 300 years old and even the more recent examples are comparatively rare today.

“Not everyone is aware that clocks are exempt from Capital Gains Tax – like vintage cars, they are classified as machines, so they have the potential to be a good, long term tax free investment!”

Talks take place each day at 2.00pm except Sunday 19 June, when the gallery is closed. Tickets are Free but most be booked in advance by phoning 020 7938 1100 or email

There will be visiting speakers too, including - William Bruce, a leading authority on lantern clocks and their restoration, Martin Gatto, the author of the only book devoted exclusively to the Tavern Clock, and Dr Paul Dean, who will host an evening on the poetry and songs related to Taverns entitled ‘Saloon Bards’

2.00pm Saturday 18th June - Martin Gatto - “The Tavern Clock 1720-1830. A uniquely British Timepiece”

7.00pm Tuesday 21st June – Dr Paul Dean - ‘Saloon Bards’

The exhibition takes place at Howard Walwyn Gallery, 123 Kensington Church Street, London from Tuesday 14 - Thursday 23 June.

It will then transfer to The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, where it will run from Monday 27th June - Sunday 3rd July 2016.

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