Thomas Tompion, London, Silver verge watch from 1710, top-condition!!
This historic object was made by one of the most famous watchmaker worldwide!
Thomas Tompion (1639–1713) was an English clockmaker, watchmaker and mechanician who is still regarded to this day as the Father of English Clockmaking. Tompion’s work includes some of the most historic and important clocks and watches in the World and can command very high prices whenever outstanding examples appear at auction. A plaque commemorates the house he shared on Fleet Street with his equally famous pupil and successor George Graham.
Silver pair cased watch, diameter 57mm, 158g, top condition, everything original, fully signed!
Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel tulip and poker hands, outer gilded ring, cartouches to the dial centre, the upper having putti holding garlands of flowers, signed Tompion, London
Gilded full plate movement, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, steel three arm balance and hairspring, silver regulator plate, fusee and chain, tulip pillars • signed Th. Tompion, London, 4255
Outstanding collectors object!!