MOVEMENT : Fully signed and numbered (66193). Gilded verge movement with engraved and pierced balance cock. In good original condition and running well.
DIAL : 37.5 mm. White enamel. Very nice condition with just a few light surface scratches. No repairs. Nice original 18th century beetle and poker hands.
INNER CASE : 41.75 mm. Fully hallmarked for London, 1789, maker EL. 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. The bow is a slightly brassy colour so is a plated replacement.
OUTER CASE : 50.5 mm. Matching hallmarks to the inner. Again in very good condition with a couple of light scratches on the back and a small bruise near the neck. The hinge and catch are fine.
The case contains 2 early watchpapers from Woodbridge, one date Sep 1860 and the other 26.6.07.
William Mayhew is listed in Woodbridge from 1751. He died in 1789.