MOVEMENT : Excellent brightly gilded movement with square pillars and pierced and engraved balance cock. The movement is signed, numbered (242) and in virtually mint condition. It is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 35.5 mm in diameter. It is in exceptional condition with a tiny flake at the centre post but this is very small. Otherwise mint. Fancy gilt hands.
INNER CASE : Gilt brass case with maker’s mark LC. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut. High dome crystal in good condition. The bow and pendant are fine without the usual repaired join to the case. The case is in good condition with no dents or scratches. The gilding is complete on the inside with just some wear to the sides, pendant and bow.
OUTER CASE : Gilt brass with engraved decoration. The diameter is 49.5mm. Again the hinge, catch and button are fine and the case snaps shut nicely. The gilding is almost complete with just some wear on the back, button and front of the bezel.
Loomes lists James Ivory in Dundee from 1762.