Late 18thc. Gilt Pair Verge

Stock No. 1797

John Day
Wakefield, c1780
Gilt pair cases, 49.5 mm.
Verge escapement

Price £750

A good, small late 18th century verge movement, in gilt pair cases, in nice overall condition.

MOVEMENT : Gilt verge escapement, with engraved and pierced balance cock, four round pillars, silver regulator disk and blued screws.

Signed Jno. Day, WAKEFIELD and numbered 1283.

In good condition and running well.

DIAL : Fine white enamel dial in good condition, with a few light scratches and some short hairlines on the edge between 10 and 11.

Nice gold skeletonised hands, in perfect condition.

INNER CASE : Gilt, with rubbed maker’s mark.

In very good condition throughout. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut nicely. The high dome crystal is also fine.

OUTER CASE : Gilt with no maker’s mark,

In almost perfect condition, except for a dent to the catch button. The catch and hinge are fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly.

The gilding on both cases is still bright with very little wear.

John Day,from Childswell, Yorkshire, was born around 1729, and was apprenticed to John Holroyd of Wakefield in 1742. He was working himself in Wakefield from about 1770 and died in 1801.