Stock No. : 0608

John Birley
Sheffield, c1700
Silver pair cases
Verge movement


Good early English verge, in exceptional condition.

MOVEMENT : Fully signed. Gilt brass verge movement, with four square pillars and beautifully engraved balance cock and plate. In exceptionally fine, original condition. Complete and running well.

DIAL : 40 mm. Silver champleve dial, in wonderful untouched condition. Signed (Birley, Sheffield). Nice original early 18th century steel hands.

INNER CASE : 49.75 mm. Maker’s mark RB. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut nicely. Excellent condition throughout. High dome bull’s eye crystal also fine.

OUTER CASE : 57.5 mm. Matching maker’s mark to the inner. Again in very good condition. The large square hinge and catch are fine.

John Birley is listed in Sheffield between 1690 and 1705.