Ivory tool handle, signed Tho. Tompion Fecit

Made:
1601-1700 in London
maker:
Thomas Tompion
Tompion brooch handle

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Tompion brooch handle
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Late 17th century ivory handle for a tool, signed 'Tho. Tompion Fecit'.

The authenticity of this tool has been variously believed and disbelieved over many years. The present view is that it probably is Tompion’s work and may have been intended to hold a watchmakers’ brooch. Clockmakers' Museum No. 1150

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-4055
type:
brooch handle
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers