News-Antique.com - Dec 27,2013 - RAGO AUCTIONS OPEN HOUSE FEATURES A TALK BY GREGG PERRY ON “THE EVOLUTION AND ORIGIN OF TIMEKEEPING AND ITS KEEPERS”ON JANUARY 15 AT 6 PM.
Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, January 15, featuring a talk by Horologist, Gregg Perry on “The Evolution and Origin of Timekeeping and Its Keepers” at 6 pm. The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's Unreserved auction.
Once upon a time in the process of civilization, people developed the need to measure time in structured daily increment. In this lecture, Gregg Perry will describe the journey through time that begins with the first non-mechanical timekeepers. You’ll hear how various trades, artists and craftsmen melded art and science to create clocks and watches for the affluent. Gregg will also discuss the role of clocks and watches in moving us toward what he describes as “the elusive goal of timekeeping, accuracy and chronological order.”
Gregg Perry received his horological training at the NAWCC School of Horology and the British Horological Institute, training in mechanism conservation at West Dean College in Great Britain, forensic conservation at the Campbell Center, as well as formal conservation and restoration training for furniture and wooden artifact at the École Bole/Louvre Musée in Paris. He is the first and only American to date to complete the Boulle program. Mr. Perry’s studio provides complete conservation, restoration and or repair of mechanisms and cases.
The auction house opens on Wednesday, January 15 at noon. A reception begins at 5 p.m. Gregg Perry will speak at 6 p.m.
RSVP to 609.397.9374 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you unable to RSVP in advance, please join us if you can; all are welcome.
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About Rago Arts and Auction Center
Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with $28 million in sales in 2012. We serve thousands of sellers and buyers internationally with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. Rago holds auctions of 20th/21st c. design, fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry, militaria, coins and currency, Asian, historic ephemera, and ethnographic property. A world-class venue through which to buy and sell, it offers valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections and estates), appraisals, estate services, exhibitions and lectures in house and online. Rago is based in New Jersey, midway between Philadelphia and New York City.