MOVEMENT : Signed (Samson, London) and numbered (15348), with engraved and pieced double footed balance cock. Nice square pillars. It is running well to within a couple of minutes per hour.
DIAL : The signed silver champleve dial is about 36.5 mm in diameter. It is in good condition with some of the black wax infill missing but with all of the gold coloured florets marking the half hours intact.
INNER CASE : Full hallmarks for London, 1788, maker TC, with the movement serial number stamped on the case (15348). 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 but with the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in good condition with just light bruises around the hinge and the repair on the inside where the pendant has been reattached.
OUTER CASE : A very fine silver repousse case, with good hinge, catch and release button (slightly worn). No holes and just some light wear to the high points on the back. No dents or scratches. A beautiful case. It is 50.5mm in diameter.