MOVEMENT : Gilded verge fusee movement, with engraved and pierced balance cock. It is fully signed and numbered (92). Good original condition and running well.
DIAL : Signed, white enamel dial, 37 mm. No repairs but surface scratches, some rubbing around the edges and a couple of short hairlines on the edge at 7. The name and place lettering on the dial have been rubbed (also the word “PERERBOROUGH” is missing the last letter. This must have been a mistake by the dial maker, as the letters are engraved and this last letter is absent).
Nice original 18th century beetle and poker hands.
INNER CASE : Silver, 43 mm in diameter. Hallmarked for London, 1769, maker’s mark TP. Good condition, with just one light bruise, though the pendant is later and has been reattached to the case. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut nicely. Good high dome bull’s eye crystal in nice condition.
OUTER CASE : Silver, 50 mm in diameter. Matching hallmarks to the inner. Again in fine condition, with just a couple of vey small dents on the back. The catch and button are fine and the case closes nicely.
This outer case contains 4 interesting watch papers, all from Stamford (Lincs).
Loomes lists Noble in Peterborough, c1770 – c1790.