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David Lestourgeon, London
A SILVER PAIR CASED EIGHT-DAY VERGE WATCH WITH SIX HOUR DIAL AND TORTOISESHELL OUTER CASE CIRCA 1700
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David Lestourgeon, London
A SILVER PAIR CASED EIGHT-DAY VERGE WATCH WITH SIX HOUR DIAL AND TORTOISESHELL OUTER CASE CIRCA 1700
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David Lestourgeon, London
A SILVER PAIR CASED EIGHT-DAY VERGE WATCH WITH SIX HOUR DIAL AND TORTOISESHELL OUTER CASE CIRCA 1700
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with scrolling foliage and an urn to the centre, silver regulation disc, crested Egyptian pillars, fusee and chain, signed David Lestourgeon, London
Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals for hours 1 to 6 each additionally calibrated with Arabic numerals to their centres for hours 7 to 12, outer ring with Arabic numerals 1-12, aperture for date with blued steel surround, dial centre with stippled ground and with chased and engraved scrolling banners, blued steel hands, signed Letvrgeon [sic] London
Case: plain silver inner, shuttered winding aperture to back, later stirrup-form pendant and bow • outer protective case with tortoiseshell covering, back and bezel secured with silver pins, case maker's mark JH possibly John Harbert or John Higgs
diameter of outer case 56mm, inner 47mm
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, Fine Watches from the Atwood Collection, 11 December 1986, lot 34

Catalogue Note

David Lestourgeon was admitted as a Free Brother of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1698 and is believed to have been working as late as 1731. Interestingly, research carried out by Clive Ponsford into the wills of watch and clockmakers held at the National Archives, shows that Lestourgeon was both a Watchmaker and Innholder [see: Antiquarian Horology, Vol. 30, No.4, December 2007, p. 525].

For a note on the use of the six hour dial, see lot 41. 

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