Stock No. : 1302

Jeffreys & Jones
London, 1779
Gold & enamel case
Verge movement

Beautiful little London gold cased verge, in a crystal set gold case with painted enamel panel and guilloche surround on the back cover. All in very nice condition

MOVEMENT : Fine quality gilt verge movement, with nicely engraved and pierced balance cock, blued screws and large diamond endstone. Fully signed (Jeffreys & Jones, London) and numbered (1216). All in excellent condition with the gilding still bright. Running well.

DIAL : White enamel dial, in almost perfect condition with just a few small and very light scratches. Gold coloured hands.

CASE : Multicoloured gold, with crystal set bezel and enamel decoration around the enamel painting on the back. The inside is hallmarked for London, 1779, and stamped with a maker’s mark IW and the movement serial number 1216.

The case has a very unusual construction, with the bezel hinged at the stem and the movement hinged separately from the side.

The gold is in excellent condition with no damage or wear. The gem set bezel and back is complete with no stones missing. The red and green guilloche enamel panels on the back are complete though there are some scratches to the red enamel. The enamel painting is complete, with no repairs and just a couple of light scratches to the bottom left.

Jefferys & Jones are listed as well-known makers of richly decorated watches, at Cockspur Street, London between 1775 and about 1800.