This is a fine, very early, English silver pair cased pocket watch, with a signed silver champleve dial. It is in good working condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, and was made just after 1700, by Thomas Furnesse in London.
MOVEMENT : Gilded movement, in fine original condition, with no damage or repairs. Four fantastic pillars, and beautifully engraved winged balance cock. The movement is signed “Tho. Furnesse, London”. The calendar function is complete and working. The movement is running well, to within a couple of minutes per hour.
DIAL : The beautiful silver champleve signed dial, with calendar aperture, is about 41mm in diameter. It is in good condition, showing very little wear and no repairs. The black steel hands are original early 18th century and not reproductions.
INNER CASE : The maker’s mark is worn and there are no hallmarks, which is typical of this period. The hinge is in good condition and the case closes nicely. Nice old high dome crystal with a few scratches but no chips. The silver is in very nice condition with no serious dents, bad scratches or excessive wear. Just one small ding on the back near the winding hole.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 55mm. Again the hinge is good but the catch and button are absent. The silver is in good condition with just a few light bruises. The back is beautifully engraved with a monogram.