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Manufacturers and merchants : making and exporting clocks and other luxury goods in the 18th century

Manufacturiers et commerçants : produire et exporter horloges et objets de luxe au XVIIIe siècle

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Published on Monday, April 22, 2013 by Élodie Faath

Summary

Roger Smith is an independent historian who was educated at the University of London. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2006. He is chiefly interested in the organisation of the manufacture and sale of clocks, watches and related luxury articles in the eighteenth century, including international aspects like the migration of craftsmen. He has done much research into the Anglo-Swiss watchmaking firm of Vulliamy of London, and is currently working on a major study of James Cox and his competitors in the trade in clocks and watches from Western Europe to Asia. As well as publishing extensively on such topics, he has acted as historical adviser to museums and auction houses, including the loan exhibition SingSong, Treasures from the Forbidden City at the Museum Speelklok, Utrecht in 2010-11.

Announcement

Cycle de conférences par Roger Smith (Londres).

Toutes les conférences seront en anglais.

Organisé par l’Institut d’histoire de l’art et de muséologie de l’Université de Neuchâtel

Avec la collaboration de :

  • Institut d’histoire, Université de Neuchâtel
  • Musée d’art et d’histoire de Neuchâtel
  • Musée international d’horlogerie

Programme 

  • 7 mai 2013

Musée d’art et d’histoire de Neuchâtel, 14h

Vulliamy, Derby and sculptural clocks : a study in collaborative production

  • 14 mai 2013

Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines, Neuchâtel, Salle R.N. 0.12, 12h

The role of clocks and watches in West/East trade in the eighteenth century

  • 18 mai 2013

Musée international d’horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds, 17h

James Cox and the « sing-song » trade : clock exports to China in the eighteenth century

  • 21 mai 2013

Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines, Neuchâtel,  Salle R.N. 0.12, 12h

Migration and the spread of new techniques in eighteenth century luxury trades

  • 28 mai 2013

Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines, Neuchâtel,  salle R.N. 0.12, 12h

James Cox : manufacturer or merchant ?

Places

  • Faculté des Lettres et Sciences humaines, Espace Louis-Agassiz 1
    Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2000)

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2013
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013
  • Saturday, May 18, 2013
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Attached files

Keywords

  • Roger Smith, histoire du luxe, histoire de la technique, XVIIIe siècle, Angleterre, Suisse, horlogerie

Contact(s)

  • Rossella Baldi
    courriel : rossella [dot] baldi [at] unine [dot] ch

Information source

  • Rossella Baldi
    courriel : rossella [dot] baldi [at] unine [dot] ch

To cite this announcement

« Manufacturers and merchants : making and exporting clocks and other luxury goods in the 18th century », Lecture series, Calenda, Published on Monday, April 22, 2013, https://calenda.org/245513

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