Lot No. 341 (89th Auction)
John Bushman, London, 48 mm, 94 g, circa 1720

An important, garnet studded gold Repoussé verge pocket watch: "Adam and Eve" in front of an apple tree with a blued snake wound around it; probably commissioned by a clergyman
Case: 18K gold, Repoussé decoration, edge with very finely chased and engraved scenes from the animal world; partly open worked, medallions with set garnets, glazed back, silver garnet studded movement protection cap, large lateral hinge, garnet studded pushers; purple velvet lining on the inside. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, gold Louis XV hands. Movm.: full plate movement, firegilt, applied Repoussé gold disc with Adam and Eve in front of an apple tree, chain/fusee, baluster shaped movement pillars, three-arm brass balance.

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  5,000 - 9,000 €

Price Realised  9,300 €
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