Christie's South Kensington Ltd (London)

Time measuring instruments from the Time Museum (catalogue for an auction conducted by Christie's South Kensington Ltd, London, 14 April 1988)

London, Christie's South Kensington Ltd, 1988
(26 cm), 107 (9) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 161 lots. Publisher’s black cloth binding, covers blocked in gilt. - Preface by Anthony Turner; some descriptions are adapted from Turner’s entries in The Time Museum: catalogue of the collection (Rockford, IL: The Museum, 1984-1987). The Time Museum had been founded in 1970 by the industrialist Seth G. Atwood (1917-2010) in Rockford, Illinois. It closed in 1999, when Atwood consigned 81 pieces to Sotheby’s New York (sale realised $28,285,000), sold another 492 pieces to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (for approximately $5.6 million), and contracted to sell 1551 more pieces to the City of Chicago (for approximately $25 million); further auction sales were conducted in New York and in London in 2002. The City of Chicago resold their pieces at Sotheby’s, New York, 13-15 October 2004. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy. No Price list.