Tortoiseshell Pair Cased Verge by Tompion
Price : £19,000.00
Diameter 56 mm Depth 18mm
A late 17th Century English verge by Tompion in silver and tortoiseshell pair cases. Deep full plate fire gilt movement with elaborate pierced pillars. Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Pierced and engraved winged cock with irregular pierced and engraved foot. Plain steel three arm balance, silver regulator disc. Later white enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, blue steel beetle and poker hands. Plain silver inner case, silver pendant and stirrup bow. Silver and tortoiseshell outer case elaborately decorated with silver pique pins, a chased and engraved circular disc at the centre of the back.
Signed Tompion London 892
An early example by Thomas Tompion whose watches have become ever more desirable in recent years