Nathaniel Chamberlain. A very fine and rare late 17th century tortoiseshell and inlaid silver pair case single hand pocket watch Circa 1690
Lot 36
Nathaniel Chamberlain. A very fine and rare late 17th century tortoiseshell and inlaid silver pair case single hand pocket watch Circa 1690
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 23,111) inc. premium
Lot Details
Nathaniel Chamberlain. A very fine and rare late 17th century tortoiseshell and inlaid silver pair case single hand pocket watch
Circa 1690
Fusee verge movement with pierced and engraved winged balance cock, silver regulation, tulip pillars, silver embossed dial with Roman hourly numerals and 144 divisions, each for 5 minutes indication, beautiful and very finely engraved blued steel single hand with engraved end and winding stem, polished silver inner case, tortoiseshell outer with very finely inlaid silver to depict a church scene, with silver stud work, diamond set push button, dial and movement signed
56mm.

Footnotes

  • Nathaniel Chamberlain was made Free from the clockmaker's company between 1659-1694. II was the casemaker's mark for Jonathan Jones in and around 1697.

    Provenance:
    Purchased Sothebys 10th February 1955, Lot 77.
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