Tompion & Graham. A fine and rare early 18th century shagreen cased open face verge pocket watch with blued steel regulation aperture Circa 1712
Lot 47
Tompion & Graham. A fine and rare early 18th century shagreen cased open face verge pocket watch with blued steel regulation aperture Circa 1712
Sold for £6,500 (US$ 10,925) inc. premium
Lot Details
Tompion & Graham. A fine and rare early 18th century shagreen cased open face verge pocket watch with blued steel regulation aperture
Circa 1712
Full plate verge movement with finely pierced and engraved balance cock with supplementary feet to the cock, diamond end stone, steel 3-arm balance, large squared baluster pillars and steel stop work, white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and outer five minute markers, blue and gilt regulation aperture at 12, gold hands, winding aperture at 4, female setting square under 12 for regulation adjustment, polished gilt metal case with 5 piece hinge and shagreen cover, movement signed
55mm.

Footnotes

  • This particular watch has a hollow arbor that passes through the winding barrel and this can be found on examples of work by Quare and Edward Bangor.

    Provenance:
    Sold, Crott Auction House 10th December 1988, lot 192.

    Sold Christies, 12th June 1996, lot 172.
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