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Thomas Tompion Gilt Case Clock Watch

Auction:
2623M
Lot:
260
Sold for:
$14,760$12,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2623M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 01, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Thomas Tompion Gilt Case Clock Watch, London, c. 1700, the pierced gilt-brass outer case with monogrammed back opens to reveal the plain brass case with internal bell, cast champleve dial with Roman hour and Arabic minute numerals set on a matted and chased ground, the verge escapement, chain fusee movement engraved Tho. Tompion, London, with pierced floral balance cock and foot, tulip and turned pillars, steel countwheel with engraved Arabic numerals, blued steel pointer, and silvered regulating dial, cased dia. 53 mm.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

Inner case and dial are probable replacements, lacking a minute hand, movement complete.

Keywords

London, steel countwheel, steel pointer, Clockmakers, Clocks, Time, Watches