|Height||55.5 mm overall|
A Rare Gold Quarter Repeating Pocket Watch
The gilt metal and shagreen covered outter case with five joint hinge and gilt pique work to the bezel and rim, the gold inner case stamped WS (William Sherwood) pierced and engraved band depicting scrolling foliage, a landscape at the pendant and vignette and mask at the base. Hallmarked 1711 under the bell, numbered 340 on the shoulder and with stirrup bow and push pendant operating the repeat system.
The gold champleve dial with Roman hour numerals, diamond half hour divisions, outer minutes chapter and Arabic five minute divisions, the centre with cherub and swag cartouche engraved Tompion London, having blued steel beetle and poker hands.
The gilt chain driven key wound movement with balance wheel and verge escapement, having silvered engraved regulator disc, turned baluster pillars and finely pierced and engraved balance cock with broard foot, repeating the hours and quarters with two hammers on a polished bell. The gilt backplate engraved Tho. Tompion London 340. The bell scratch numbered 340.
The duration being of 30 days.
Provenance: Private collecter U.K.
Literature: R.W. Symonds, Thomas Tompion, his life and work. Jeremy Evans, Thomas Tompion at the Dial and Three Crowns. Evans, Carter and Wright, Thomas Tompion 300 years.
|Height:||55.5 mm overall|