MOVEMENT : Very clean, gilded movement, with blued screws and large diamond endstone. It is fully signed and numbered (200), and is running well, to within a minute per hour.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 36.5 mm in diameter. It is in very nice condition with just some light surface scratches and some tiny edge chips right on the edge around 6 o’clock. Very fine, original gold beetle and poker hands.
INNER CASE : Hallmarks for London, 1779, maker’s mark IR. The case is in very good condition and snaps shut nicely. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is in good condition with a few scratches but no chips or cracks. The pendant has the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in good condition with no dents but there is wear to the gilding.
OUTER CASE : Matching hallmarks to the inner and again in fine condition though much of the gilding has worn off through to the silver. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut properly.
Loomes lists Robert Kelham in Chelmsford between 1775 and 1794.