Henry Massy, London, Movement No. 3052, 63 mm, 191 g, circa 1720
An English verge pocket watch with in a triple case Case: outer case - silver and tortoiseshell. Inner case - silver. Dial: silver. Movm.: full plate movement, chain/fusee, three-arm steel balance.
Renowned French watchmaker Nicholas Massy (I) was a native of Blois and became a master there in 1623. He got married in the same year and had three sons, who all came to be famous makers themselves. His son Nicolas Massy (II) was born in Blois and came to London as a refugee; his workshop was in Cranbourn Street in Westminster. He was a member of the Clockmakers’ Company from 1682 on and died in 1698. His son Nicolas Massy (III) took over his father’s workshop in Cranbourn Street and became a member of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1693; he died in 1723. Source: Brian Loomes, "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, London 2006, p. 516
Estimate 5,000 - 6,500 €
Price Realised 5,300 €
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