Lot No. 245 (95th Auction)
Jump, London, 155 mm, circa 1891

A very fine, important and rare carriage clock with date and week day indicator and moon phase - with a silver mark London 1891, a hitherto unknown piece from private property
Case: silver, case maker's punch mark "ACJ" (Anthony Charles Jones). Dial: silver, engine-turned, two subsidiary dials for the indications of the day and the date. Movm.: brass movement, signed, chain/fusee, platform with English lever escapement, compensation balance with gold and platinum screws.

The so-called "hump-back" travel clocks Breguet began producing in 1813 in round cases with a carrying chain are among the best clocks that ever came from his workshop and among the most expensive ones today - particularly so because only very few of them were produced in his lifetime. The way in which they were produced, however, set a trend and the company Breguet themselves as well as other makers stayed with it.
Among these travel clocks of supreme quality are certainly those produced by the company Jump in London, who created them - always in the same form but with various complications - in very small numbers around the end of the 19th century. The few examples that are known are highly sought after and regularly sold for top prices.

Richard Thomas Jump was the founder of the watchmaking dynasty Jump; he had worked with the famous Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy since 1812. In 1854 his sons established their own company which stayed in business over several generations until 1934. They produced their own top quality clocks and also sold clocks by other makers.
Estimate  90,000 - 120,000 €
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