Stock No. : 0604

Richard Cowling
London, c1790
Gilt & shell pair cases
Verge movement


MOVEMENT : Gilded verge movement by Richard Cowling, London. Fully signed with pierced and engraved balance cock. Clean, good condition and running well.

DIAL : 34 mm. White enamel, in nice condition, with just a few light surface scratches and a very small chip on the edge at 5.

INNER CASE : 39 mm. Gilt/brass with some wear to the gilding but no damage or repairs. The hinge is fine and the case closes, though doesn’t snap shut. High dome bull’s eye crystal in good condition.

OUTER CASE : 46.5 mm. Gilt/brass with underpainted shell or horn covering. Good colour. The back is original and has a few cracks but nothing missing. The bezel has been restored and repainted. No pins missing. The hinge and catch are fine and the case closes nicely.

Richard Cowling is listed in London around 1800.