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Charles Cummins, London
A FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED LEVER WATCH 1845, NO. 1275
Estimate
1,5002,500
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64
Charles Cummins, London
A FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED LEVER WATCH 1845, NO. 1275
Estimate
1,5002,500
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Charles Cummins, London
A FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED LEVER WATCH 1845, NO. 1275
Movement: gilded full plate, Massey-type lever escapement, bi-metallic compensation balance, spiral spring with double overcoil, ruby endstone, signed and numbered Charles Cummins, London, No. 1275
Dial: gold, satin finished, Roman numerals, outer pearled minute ring against a stippled ground, subsidiary seconds with engine-turned chapter ring, blued steel moon hands, signed Cummins, London
Case: gold, the back centred with the crest of an eagle's head above a cross moline, amidst 'C' scrolls and scrolling foliage, milled band, plain gold cuvette with winding aperture, hallmarked London 1845 and with maker's mark GH within oval cameo for Gustavus Huguenin
diameter 48mm
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Provenance

Antiquorum Geneva, The Art of British Horology, 21st October 1995, lot 198

Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 399, pl. 252

Catalogue Note

This watch is of similar size to Charles Cummins' no. 1210 which is lot 63 in the present catalogue. In this watch, Cummins has used the same case maker and the same movement ébauche as that of no. 1210, however, unlike no. 1210, Charles Cummins has fitted this watch with a Massey-type lever escapement according to his father's design (see lot 62).

The Celebration of the English Watch Part IV, George Daniels 20th Century Innovator

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London