Stock No. : 0599

John Purdew
London, 1773
Silver pair cases
Verge movement


MOVEMENT : Fully signed (Jno. Purdew, London) and numbered (73). Gilded verge movement with engraved and pierced balance cock. In good original condition and running well.

DIAL : 36.5 mm. White enamel. Excellent condition with just a tiny chip between the centre and 7 and a few surface scratches. No repairs. Nice original 18th century beetle and poker hands.

INNER CASE : 41.75 mm. Fully hallmarked for London, 1773, maker IA. Very good condition, though the pendant has been reattached. High dome bull’s eye crystal in fine condition. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut nicely.

OUTER CASE : 59.5 mm. Matching hallmarks to the inner. Again in very good condition. The back is nicely engraved with a monogram. The hinge and catch are fine though the catch button is missing.