Stock No. : 0178

James Leslie
London, c1785
Gilt pair cases
Verge movement


MOVEMENT : Nicely gilded movement, beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock. The movement is signed and dated (1785). The movement is in very fine condition, with the gilding still bright and is running well.

DIAL : The small white enamel dial is only 33 mm in diameter and in excellent condition with no damage or repairs.
Beautiful little blued steel beetle and poker hands (early, not reproduction).

INNER CASE : Excellent condition with just some loss to the gilding on the bow and pendant. The hinge is fine, though the case doesn’t snap shut. Nice high dome crystal in perfect condition.

OUTER CASE : Again in excellent condition with just a little wear to the gilding on the back and a little wear to the release button. The case is 44.5mm in diameter.

Loomes lists James Leslie, working in London between 1782 and 1819.