Stock No. : 0525

London, c1770
Gilt & leather pair cases
Verge movement


MOVEMENT : Gilded verge fusee movement, with engraved and pierced balance cock. It is signed and numbered (7627) and is running well.

DIAL : Signed white enamel, 33.5 mm. in diameter. Nice condition with a few surface scratches, a light hairline across the centre (just below the centre hole), another short hairline on the edge at 2 and some small chips on the edge at 6.
Nice original 18th century beetle and poker hands.

INNER CASE : Gilt/brass, 39.5 mm in diameter. Maker’s mark JB. Quite good condition though a sleeve is missing from the hinge (the case does snap shut) and much of the gilding has worn off. The bow is a replacement. The back is beautifully engraved with a former owner’s name “A A Adkins”. Good high dome bull’s eye crystal in fine condition.

OUTER CASE : Gilt with black leather covering and silver pin work. 45.75 mm in diameter. Very nice condition, with the leather and pins complete, and the hinge, catch and button all fine.