Thomas Tompion. A fine and rare gilt metal and underpainted horn open face pocket watch No.4493, Circa 1711
Lot 11
Thomas Tompion. A fine and rare gilt metal and underpainted horn open face pocket watch No.4493, Circa 1711
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 7,353) inc. premium
Lot Details
Thomas Tompion. A fine and rare gilt metal and underpainted horn open face pocket watch
No.4493, Circa 1711
Gilt full plate verge movement with pierced and engraved winged balance cock, signed Tho. Tompion and numbered 4493, 3-arm steel balance, silver regulation disc, large Egyptian pillars, later enamel dial with Roman and Arabic chapters, underpainted horn over gilt brass hinged case
54mm.

Footnotes

  • This watch was originally sold as The Property of a Gentleman at Sotheby's London, 31st October 1966, lot 173 to Mannheimer for £65.

    It next appeared at the Sotheby's 17th of December sale in 1992, lot 42 at the Stanley Burton sale.

    It was then offered by Pieces of Time Catalogue numbered 25, February 1993.
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