MOVEMENT : Fully signed and numbered (109). Gilded verge movement with engraved and pierced balance cock. Damage to the top of one pillar but otherwise in good condition and running well.
DIAL : White enamel. Hairline across from 12 to 6, a repaired chip on the edge at 9 and a chip at the centre.
INNER CASE : London hallmarks for 1762, maker IL. The gilding has worn down to the silver on most of the outer surface, but is still intact on the inside. Otherwise good condition throughout. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is fine. The hinge is good and the case snaps shut nicely.
OUTER CASE : Matching hallmarks to the inner. Again the gilding has worn down to the silver but otherwise in excellent condition. The hinge and catch are fine and again the catch snaps shut nicely.
James Ivory was born in Edinburgh in 1729 and worked in London and Dundee.