20K Yellow Gold Verge Fusee Thomas Tompion
England; Thomas Tompion; Man’s; Serial# 299; C. 1720
CASE: The 20K yellow gold, plain polished pair case has an open face.
DIAL: This white porcelain dial displays Roman numerals and beetle/poker
MOVT: This key-set movement with verge escapement is gilt with a full
plate layout and is signed.
C 3-15 (The case is in very good condition,
D 3-40 (The dial is in very good condition,
M 3 (The movement is in very good condition)
R 9 (Rarity on a scale of #1 being very
common to #10 being extremely rare)
Experts Opinion: T. Tompion was Britain’s top watchmaker of the time. The 20K
pair case is unusual and hardy seen!
Thomas Tompion was an English clock maker and
watchmaker 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. Tompion's excellence was based on
the sound design of his productions as well as the high quality of the materials
used. This together with the outstanding skills of the workmen he employed gave
him an unrivalled reputation throughout the known world.