Gold cased, quarter repeater by Richard Ganthony, London
This is a large and very impressive English sold 18ct gold cased pocket watch, with a quarter/hour repeating movement, made around 1823 by Richard Ganthony in London.
MOVEMENT : Very high quality, frosted gilt movement with gold 3 spoke balance. It incorporates an hour/quarter repeating function which is activated by pushing down the stem. The repeater strikes two gongs, with one chime for the hours and two for the quarters.
Both watch movement and repeating function are working well.
DIAL : The gilt engine turned dial is about 47mm in diameter. It is signed at 12 o’clock. It is in good condition, with a few marks on the central engine turned area and much of the black infill of the chapter ring missing (this could be replaced). The mineral crystal is fine
CASE : The substantial 18ct gold case is 52.25mm in diameter (excluding pendant etc.) and weighs 106gms (including the movement).
All hinges and catches are fine and both covers (and bezel) snap closed nicely. Both covers are hallmarked for 18ct gold, maker’s mark TW, London 1823. The crown is also stamped with the gold mark (crown) and year letter (h). The back cover is engraved with a monogram.
The case is in very good condition with no damage, repairs or excessive wear.
Loomes lists Richard Ganthony in London from 1785.