The plain gold inner case, numbered 4540 and with maker’s mark W.S. (William Sherwood) and winding hole. The gold pendant possibly replaced. The outer case plain gold, hinged bezel, un-numbered and possibly of a later date.
A superb two-piece champlevé gold dial, the chased and matted centre with a cartouche signed Tompion Graham with cornucopia and floral garland surround. Below a similar cartouche marked London. The chapter-ring with waxed Roman numerals, lozenge half-hour marks and the outer minute ring with Arabic numerals.
Gilded brass plates signed Thos. Tompion Geo. Graham 4540. Egyptian pillars, fusee movement with open footed balance cock with floral engraved decoration, a masked face and scrolling foliage.
Stanley H. Burton
Sotheby’s London, 15 December 2010, lot 79 (£19,406).
SH Burton, The Watch Collection of Stanley H Burton, London, 1981.
Garnier & Carter, The Golden Age of English Horology, 2015, p.108-109.
Thomas Tompion & George Graham, London, No. 4540 circa 1712
A small gold pair-cased verge pocket watch