European Works of Art and Clocks

Rachael Osborn-Howard

Head of Department


Rachael is an experienced auctioneer and international specialist in European Sculpture, Works of Art and Clocks with fifteen years experience of the industry. Having most recently been a Senior Specialist at Bonhams Auctioneers for over ten years where she valued and catalogued items for the New Bond Street Fine European Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art sales and at their Knightsbridge salerooms cataloguing Works of Art and Clocks for the Period Design sales. She has also sourced, valued and catalogued numerous specialist sales such as ‘Objects of the Wunderkammer’ in 2009. Rachael has a BA Hons in History of Art from the University of Kent at Canterbury and particular expertise in the Medieval, Gothic and Renaissance periods.

The next European Works of Art and Clocks sale will take place on December 6th 2017.

We are accepting entries now until 16th October 2017.


View the 24th May catalogue online here.
View a pdf of the 24th May catalogue here.
View the 24th May sale results here.

Front Cover Lot: General Gordon by Sir William Hamo Thornycroft. Sold for £24,000


View a pdf of the March catalogue here.
View the March sale results here.

 Front Cover Lot: Louis XIV Equestrian bronze after Louis Petitot and Pierre Cartellier. Sold for £24,000


View a pdf of the December catalogue here.
View the December sale results here.

ewa-front-cover-for-website Front Cover Lot: A rare mid-19th century mystery clock by Jean Eugene Robert Houdin. Sold for £17,000.

Previous Sale – 13th September 2016

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Run by a specialist with ten years’ experience at an international auction house in this field. 

Lots are exhibited for six days prior to auction. 

As well as a fully illustrated, printed catalogue we offer an online catalogue with multiple images of every lot, published on three different web platforms with the option to bid live online.







Previous Sale – 21st June 2016

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Recent Sale Results


A mid 19th century astronomical regulator by Dent of London, Sold for £13,000

A 16th century Spanish carved wood and al estofado decorated Virgin and Child, Sold for £5,500

An early 19th century mahogany drop dial wall timepiece by royal clock maker Vulliamy, London, No. 1605
Sold for £6000

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A rare late 19th century French bras en l’air mystery clock by A. Rousseau, Sold for £9,600

A late 17th century  longcase clock by John Harris, London, Sold for £12,000

A rare Imhof Tiffany silver gilt, rock crystal and mother of pearl mystery clock, Sold for £6000



Giacomo Zoffoli (Italian, 1731-1785): After the Antique: An 18th century bronze figure of the Apollino, Sold for £4,800

A large first half 19th century French  figural mantel clock depicting Europa and the Bull, Sold for £4,800

Andrea di Bartolomeo di Alessandri, called ‘Andrea dai Bronzi’ or ‘Il Bresciano’ (Italian, 1530-1569): A Venetian mid 16th century bronze figure of the Infant Bacchus or Autumn, Sold for £5200

For valuations and consultation appointments, please do not hesitate to contact Rachael:


Rachael can assist with all European sculpture and works of art dating from the 12th century to the end of the 19th century, as well as clocks. The specialist auctions take place four times per year and include works of art and sculpture in materials such as bronze, marble, alabaster and wood, from Medieval religious wood carvings to 19th century bronze sculpture and everything in between. In addition to decorative objects such as urns and candleabra in materials such as gilt bronze and enamel the sales also include a large selection of clocks. All types of clocks are included such as 18th and 19th century bracket / table clocks, carriage clocks, musical clocks, mystery clocks and longcase clocks alongside more decorative French clocks in marble and gilt bronze.

Any object consigned for Rachael’s specialist sale will be expertly and thoroughly researched, dated and catalogued.