MOVEMENT : The verge movement is signed and numbered (2359). It is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 38.5 mm in diameter. It has some surface scratches and edge chips at 1,2,4 and 9 but no repairs. Nice 18th century steel beetle and poker hands (not reproductions).
INNER CASE : Hallmarked for London, 1793, maker IT ?. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut properly. The silver is in good condition with no repairs or damage other than some light wear and minor bruises. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is also fine with no damage or significant scratches.
OUTER CASE : Matching hallmarks to the inner. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut but the button has worn down. There are a few small bruises on the back but the silver is in generally very nice condition. The back of the case is beautifully engraved with the initials “WB”.
William Drake is listed as working in London from 1790.