MOVEMENT : Signed (Tho. Gould, London) and numbered (194). Gilded movement with square pillars, worn screw mainspring setup and “lace” edging to the pierced balance cock. It is running well. The only damage is to the top of the fussee cone where the stop lever is missing (so just needs some care not to overwind past the end of the chain).
DIAL : The signed white enamel dial is about 35 mm in diameter. It is in good condition with some surface scratches and three hairlines running around the edge from 3 to 6 o’clock.
Nice old steel beetle and poker hands (not reproductions).
INNER CASE : Silver gilt, with full hallmarks for London, 1782. The hinge is in good condition and the case snaps shut nicely. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is in good condition. The bow and pendant are fine and the gilding is fine with no silver showing through. No dents, scratches or other damage.
OUTER CASE : Gilt brass with engraving on the bezel and the back. The hinge, catch and release button all fine and working well, with just a little wear to the button. The case closes nicely.
Loomes list Thomas Gould in London between 1750 and 1788.