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Thomas Tompion
SILVER PAIR-CASED VERGE WATCH NO. 4372 CIRCA 1710
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
30
Thomas Tompion
SILVER PAIR-CASED VERGE WATCH NO. 4372 CIRCA 1710
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Thomas Tompion
SILVER PAIR-CASED VERGE WATCH NO. 4372 CIRCA 1710
Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals and Arabic outer minute chapter, steel beetle and poker hands
Movement
: gilt full plate fusée verge, winged balance cock pierced and engraved with foliate scrolls and mask, large Egyptian pillars, silvered regulation, steel three-arm balance
Movement number: 4372
Case: stamped WS for William Sherwood, outer plain
Case number: 4372
Dimensions: 56mm diameter
Signed: dial and movement
Accessories: none
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Provenance

The watch was sold at Christie's Salerooms, London, Wednesday April 19th, 1978 for a hammer price of £85.00

This watch is listed in Jeremy Evans', 'The Dial and Three Crowns, ' P. 94

Catalogue Note

Thomas Tompion, one of the most celebrated English watchmakers, was born at Ickwell Green in Bedfordshire in 1639. He originally trained as a blacksmith, eventually transitioning to clock and watchmaking. He became a celebrated and prolific maker, with numerous noble patrons, but the fact that so many of his watches survive is a testament to the undiminished quality of his work.

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