JOHN BUSHMAN, LONDON SILVER PAIR CASED WANDERING HOUR VERGE WATCH WITH PORTRAIT OF QUEEN ANNE AND TO CELEBRATE THE ACT OF UNION IN 1707, CIRCA 1710

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Lot №: 914
Estimate: $5,591 - 8,387
06 November 2020
Sold price
$26,418

Description

John Bushman, London

SILVER PAIR CASED WANDERING HOUR VERGE WATCH WITH PORTRAIT OF QUEEN ANNE AND TO CELEBRATE THE ACT OF UNION IN 1707,

CIRCA 1710


Movement: gilded full plate,fusee and chain, bearing the signature John Bushman, London, and numbered 1380, with mock pendulum engraved with Le Main Tien Dray ( phonetically like the Dutch motto, Je Maintaindrai')

Dial: silver champlevé, with wandering hour aperture engraved with the quarter hours, with foliate decoration and engraved with armorials below a painted portrait bust of a young Queen Anne

Case: inner silver case with case maker's mark IW for John Willoughby, outer silver repousse decorated with cherubs

Diameter: 55mm.