MOVEMENT : Very clean, gilded movement with beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock, large diamond endstone, blued screws and “snail and hare” regulator. The movement is signed (Mat Harris, BATH) and dated (1812). It is running well, to within a couple of minutes per hour.
DIAL : The unusual cream coloured enamel dial is about 45 mm in diameter. It is in excellent condition with no damage or repairs. Brass hands.
INNER CASE : Hallmarks for London, 1812, maker’s mark WWCG. The hinge is in good condition and the case snaps shut nicely. The high dome bull’s eye crystal has no chips or cracks but some surface scratches. The bow and pendant are fine without the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in excellent condition with just a few small bruises on the back.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 55 mm. Matching hallmarks to the inner. The hinge is good and the catch works fine though the release button is absent. The silver is in very good condition.
Loomes lists Matthias Harris in Bath from 1793.