63
63
Charles Cummins, London
A FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED POCKET CHRONOMETER 1844, NO. 1210
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 2,125 GBP
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63
Charles Cummins, London
A FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED POCKET CHRONOMETER 1844, NO. 1210
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 2,125 GBP
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Charles Cummins, London
A FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED POCKET CHRONOMETER 1844, NO. 1210
Movement: gilded full plate, Earnshaw-type spring detent escapement, train with ruby jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, ruby endstone, spiral spring with double overcoil, fusee and chain with maintaining power, signed and numbered Charles Cummins, London, no. 1210
Dial: gold, satin finished chapter ring, Roman numerals, outer pearled minute ring, the centre decoratively engraved with flowers and leaves, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, blued steel fleur-de-lys hands
Case: gold, the back engraved with scrolling foliage and flowers, centred with a plain reserve, plain gold cuvette with winding aperture, case back and cuvette hallmarked London 1844 and with maker's mark GH within cameo for Gustavus Huguenin
diameter 49mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 398, pl. 251

Catalogue Note

Charles Cummins was apprenticed to his father, Thomas (see lot 62), in 1832. Like his father, Charles appears to have specialized in very high grade watches. Few watches by this maker are known, however, a very similar watch by Charles Cummins is lot 64 in this auction and Cecil Clutton describes and illustrates a third in his book "Collector's Collection", pp. 47-48, published by the Antiquarian Horological Society in 1974.  

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