George Graham. An early 18th century verge pocket watch movement No.5665.
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George Graham. An early 18th century verge pocket watch movement No.5665.
Sold for £624 (US$ 1,048) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
George Graham. An early 18th century verge pocket watch movement
No.5665.
Gilt full plate movement, signed Geo. Graham and numbered 5665, pierced and engraved balance cock, verge escapement with signed and numbered dust cover, together with a contemporary copy of Tompion movement, signed Tompion, London No.694 with pierced and engraved balance cock, verge escapement with signed and numbered dust cover

Footnotes

  • Born in 1673 George Graham was one of the most eminent English makers. He was apprenticed to Thomas Tompion in 1688 and was free of the Clockmakers Company in 1695, becoming Master in 1722. After completing his apprenticeship he became Tompion's assistant in 1796 and partner circa 1711-1713, succeeding him after his death. He used verge movements up until 1726 and then mainly cylinder. Graham died in 1751 and is buried alongside Tompion in Westminster Abbey. Examples of his work can be found in most major collections.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the George Graham is a cylinder not a verge
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