Thomas Grignion. A fine 18th century key wind quarter repeating enamel decorated pocket watch Circa 1760
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Thomas Grignion. A fine 18th century key wind quarter repeating enamel decorated pocket watch Circa 1760
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,882) inc. premium
Lot Details
Thomas Grignion. A fine 18th century key wind quarter repeating enamel decorated pocket watch
Circa 1760
Gilt brass full plate cylinder movement with pierced and engraved balance cock and diamond end-stone, round pillars, silvered regulation, polished steel hammer striking on a steel bell, signed silver dust cap Thomas Grignion Covent Garden, London 1690, later white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and outer five minute markers, cut and chased gilt hands, polished and engraved inner case with pierced sides, blue, white and green ornately engraved and enamelled case with mongrammed back, push repeat in the stem, movement and cap signed
49mm.

Footnotes

  • Thomas Gringnion worked in partnership with his father Daniel until around 1748 and from the 1730's were finishers to the late Daniel Quare, in Covent Garden. Gringion is also credited with making improvements to the cylinder escapement.
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