MOVEMENT : The gilded verge fusee movement, with engraved and pierced balance cock, is signed and numbered (15862). It is very good condition with the gilding still bright. It is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel painted dial is about 35.5 mm in diameter. It is in reasonable condition with some hairlines and scratches, mainly around 9, but no repairs. The painting has been very well done and I believe is original. Nice, original 18th century beetle and poker steel hands. One of the dial feet is absent from the dial plate, but the dial is original and is held firmly.
INNER CASE : Diameter 42.5 mm. Silver hallmarks for London, 1777, maker RR, and stamped with the movement number 15862. The case is in good condition, though the pendant has been reattached. Nice high dome bull’s eye crystal in good condition with just a tiny chip on the edge at 6. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 49.25 mm. Heavy silver case, with maker’s mark RR (as inner) but no hallmarks visible (possibly hidden by catch spring). I’m sure it is the original outer case. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut. Nicely engraved monogram on the back.
George Harrison is listed in Southminister (Essex) in 1775.