Clocks & Barometers


Sotheby’s Clocks & Barometers Department offers a vast range of mechanical clocks from their earliest beginnings in the 14th century through the late 16th century (often considered the golden age of clockmaking), to the late 18th century.

Both English and Continental clocks from this period are highly sought-after items, with English makers such as Edward East, the Knibb family, Thomas Tompion, George Graham, Henry Jones, Benjamin Gray, Thomas Mudge, William Dutton and the Vulliamy family being particularly well-regarded. Occasionally, the department offers rare or unusual clocks from the later 19th or 20th centuries.

Clocks are sold in London as part of our Classic Design sales in the Spring and Autumn.

Read Less
Read More


If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Clocks & Barometers sales, please click here.

Contact Us

+44 (0)20 7293 6103

Auction & Private Sales Contact

Clocks & Barometers Available to Buy Now

Featured Stories & Videos

Stay informed with Sotheby’s top stories, videos, events & news.

Receive the best from Sotheby’s delivered to your inbox.

By subscribing you are agreeing to Sotheby’s Privacy Policy. You can unsubscribe from Sotheby’s emails at any time by clicking the “Manage your Subscriptions” link in any of your emails.