Tompion and Banger. A fine and rare champleve dial silver pair case pocket watch No.3714, Circa 1710
Lot 13
Tompion and Banger. A fine and rare champlevé dial silver pair case pocket watch No.3714, Circa 1710
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 25,188) inc. premium
Lot Details
Tompion and Banger. A fine and rare champleve dial silver pair case pocket watch
No.3714, Circa 1710
Gilt brass full plate fusee verge movement signed Tho.Tompion 3714 Edw.Banger London, with finely pierced and engraved winged balance cock, large silver regulation, steel stop work, highly unusual reeded and rounded baluster pillars, silver dial with black engraved Roman numerals and outer Arabic five minute chapter, signed silver cartouche to the centre, silver case with covered winding hole, 7 piece hinge and small bow, case back also numbered 3714 and with 'W.S' casemaker's mark for William Sherwood, outer silver case with similar 7 piece hinge and stamped with a conjoined AD, dial and movement signed
59mm.

Footnotes

  • This watch is also punched on the pillar-plate under the contrate wheel with an A and coronet, possibly the mark of one of Tompion's leading workmen and former apprentice, George Allett.

    This watch is listed in Jeremy Evans, Dial and Three Crowns, originally sold through Sotheby's 24th June 1943, from the property of the late A.S. Marsden-Smedley, Esq., of Gablehurst, Branksome Park, Bournemouth, and Normanhurst, Matlock, Derbyshire, to Webster for £40.

    It was later sold in 1971 as part of the Edward Hornby Collection.
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