MOVEMENT : Gilded verge fusee movement, with engraved and pierced “lace edge” balance cock, and large ruby endstone. Signed and numbered (84?). A little damage to the right hand edge of the balance cock. The movement is running well.
DIAL : White enamel, 35 mm in diameter. It is in good condition with no repairs but some surface scratches and 3 light hairlines radiating from the centre.
INNER CASE : Gilt/brass, 40.5 mm in diameter. Good condition with the gilding still present. The hinge is fine and the case closes. Later bow. Good high dome bull’s eye crystal with no damage.
OUTER CASE : Gilt/shagreen, 47.5 mm in diameter. The hinge and catch are fine and the case closes nicely. The shagreen covering is almost complete on the back with just one small split but has more pieces missing from the front bezel. Just 3 pins missing.
Loomes lists Jasper Taylor in Holborn, London, in the Clockmaker’s Company from 1729, died in 1770.