Lot No. 103 (91st Auction)
John Bushman, London, 59 mm, 139 g, circa 1710

A decorative pair-cased verge pocket watch with mock pendulum and concealed enamel medallion
Case: outer case - silver, polished, large lateral hinge. Inner case - silver, polished, case maker's punch mark "MP". Dial: silver, gilt, Champlevé, eccentric hour chapter ring with inlaid radial Roman numerals, chased and engraved centre, aperture for mock pendulum at "6", aperture for regulator at "8", blued steel "Poker & Beetle" hands. Movm.: full plate movement with a polychrome enamel medallion depicting a young lady, keywind, signed, chain/fusee, Egyptian movement pillars, ring blance with "mock pendulum".

John Bushman
John Bushman (also Buschman or Buschmann) was born 1661 in Germany. In 1690 he got married as Johannes Busshman to 23 year old Mary Wyatt at Christ Church, London. In 1692 he became a Brother of the Clockmakers Company and was made an Assistant in 1720. Bushman presumably worked until 1725.
Estimate  3,800 - 5,000 €
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