MOVEMENT : Gilded verge movement, signed and numbered (7941). Pierced and engraved balance cock and plate. Nice clean condition and running well.
DIAL : 36.5 mm. The white enamel dial is virtually perfect with just a few surface scratches and some tiny chips on the edge between 5 and 6 o’clock. These are very minor imperfections on a fine dial.
INNER CASE : 42.25 mm. Gilded silver, hallmarked for London 1757. Makers mark JL?. Very good condition with the gilding almost complete, though worn from the bow and some of the pendant. High dome bull’s eye crystal with no damage. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut nicely.
OUTER CASE : 50 mm. Brass gilt, with shell covering. The case is in excellent original condition with no restoration, only 1 pin missing and no shell missing. There are a few thin cracks in the shell but overall in exceptional condition. The hinge and catch are fine and the case closes nicely.
Loomes lists G. Cranbrook in London, pre 1773.