Johannis Thomson. A very fine and rare late 17th century silver filigree pair case key wind pocket watch Circa 1665, Evoraci (York)
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Johannis Thomson. A very fine and rare late 17th century silver filigree pair case key wind pocket watch Circa 1665, Evoraci (York)
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,909) inc. premium
Lot Details
Johannis Thomson. A very fine and rare late 17th century silver filigree pair case key wind pocket watch
Circa 1665, Evoraci (York)
Gilt brass verge movement with cat-gut fusee, screwed down-cock with large oval foot, worm and wheel set up, small Egyptian pillars, silver dial with engraved Roman tumbling hours, decoratively engraved centre, single blued steel hand, polished silver round case with small bow, the outer case of very fine silver filigree work, movement signed Johannes Thomson, Evoraci
49mm.

Footnotes

  • There is a different spelling of 'John Thompson' of York mentioned in Baillie, free between 1633-1692, who made a 'fine silver watch and filigree outer case, champlevĂ© silver dial' and was a goldsmith.

    Filigree is a delicate kind of jewellery metalwork, usually of gold or silver, made with tiny beads or twisted threads, or both in combination, soldered together or to the surface of an object of the same metal and arranged in artistic motifs.
    It often suggests lace and was popular in Italian and French metalwork from 1660 to the late 19th century.

    Filigree pocket watch cases of this date are particularly rare.
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