Stock No. : 0431
Silver & gilt pair cases
MOVEMENT : The gilded verge fusee movement, with engraved and pierced balance cock, is signed and numbered (1443). It is in excellent condition and is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 34.5 mm in diameter. It is in reasonable condition with just a few surface scratches but a repair at 6. Good 18th century steel beetle and poker hands (not reproductions).
The catch at 6 is worn, so to access the movement, this catch needs to be carefully released, using a small screwdriver.
INNER CASE : Diameter 41.5mm. Silver gilt, hallmarked for London 1754, maker JW. Good overall condition and nice high dome crystal with light scratches but no chips or cracks. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut nicely.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 48 mm. Brass gilt. The hinge and catch are again fine and the case snaps shut. The gilt has been worn through to the bras but otherwise in very good condition.