16 December 2011
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Windmills and Bennet. A Silver Pair Case Verge Watch
Signed Windmills and Bennet, London, No. 8205, Case Stamped with London Date Letter for 1725
Gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, chased, engraved and pierced cock and foot to the edge of the top plate, pierced decorative pillars, silver champlevé dial, engraved and blacked Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, plain circular case, later silver outer case, case with casemaker's initials IL and London date letter for 1725, movement signed and numbered
45mm diam. inner case, 53mm diam. later outer case
The Albert Odmark Collection of Important Clocks and Watches, Christie's London, March 11, 2005, lot 184.
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Thomas Windmills (son of Joseph Windmills, London watchmaker - Joseph was considered one of the finest clockmakers in late seventeenth century London) entered in partnership with Bennett 1725-1729.
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