Stock No. : 0468

Richard Amey
London, 1730
Silver pair cases
Verge movement

MOVEMENT : Gilded verge fusee movement, with engraved and pierced balance cock. Wonderful ornate pillars. Signed (Ri. Amey) and numbered (173. It is running well.

DIAL : White enamel, 38.5 mm in diameter. Later than the movement, but an early enamel dial. It is in reasonable condition with a hairline from the edge at 4, two very light hairlines at 5 and repairs on the edge at 4 and 6.

INNER CASE : Silver, 45.3 mm in diameter. No hallmarks. Maker’s mark EC. Good condition though the pendant has been reattached and the bow is a later replacement. The bezel snaps shut nicely. High dome crystal with surface scratches but no chips or cracks.

OUTER CASE : Silver, 52 mm in diameter. No hallmarks or maker’s marks. Hinge and catch fine and the case closes nicely. Fine condition.

A rare and interesting feature of this movement are the brackets on the balance cock which are screwed into the top plate. This provides a more rigid platform for the balance pivot. This feature was tried by a few well known innovative makers of this period (eg. Andrew Dunlop), but usually with separate steel brackets rather than having the brackets as part of the balance cock.