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Lot 100: A Rare and Extremely Fine Antique Silver Verge Pocket Watch, by Tompion Banger

 

Hammer Price
$11,000 CAN

 

Gilded full plate, verge escapement movement, balance cock pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage and a shell motif, fusee and chain; silver champlevé dial with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring, blue steel tulip and poker hands, outer gilded ring, medallion dial centre signed Tompion, Banger, London, embellished by putti holding garlands of flowers; plain inner case with split bezel for glass retention, the reverse engraved Dr. L. Darcy, Londonderry, 1762, with rotating shuttered winding aperture, outer case decorated with a floral pattern, in silver, 18th century

Dimensions: outer case 55-57 mm diameter, inner case 48 mm diameter
Weight: 139.6 grams
Both cases with maker's mark WS with coronet above for William Sherwood, senior, inner case numbered 3866
Movement signed T. Tompion E. Banger London, no.3866
The dial and crystal in good condition, the inner case in good condition with minor depressions and a dent on one side, the outer case tarnished with minor depressions throughout, some wearing out of the floral engraving
The movement was observed to set, wind and run


Condition reports are provided as a courtesy to clients and are a qualified subjective opinion only. All items are sold ‘as is’.

AUCTION ESTIMATE
FALL 2019 12,000 – 20,000
9,360 – 15,600
7,800 – 13,000
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