An early London verge, with nice ‘lace edge’ movement, in gold repousse pair cases.
MOVEMENT : Attractive gilt verge movement, with ‘lace edge’ balance cock and plates, which was typical of a short period around 1760. Very unusual ornate pillars. Signed “Clay, London” and numbered (9828). Good condition and running well.
DIAL : 35 mm. Signed white enamel dial, in good condition but just a few surface scratches and small repairs around the catch on the edge at 6.
INNER CASE : 40.5 mm, 22ct gold, hallmarked for London, 1758. maker’s mark IM. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut (though leaving a small gap). Good high dome crystal with no damage. Good condition throughout with a few light bruises but the gilding intact. The bow and pendant are replacements, though also gold.
OUTER CASE : 48 mm, 22ct gold. Nice heavy case with no hallmarks, which is common for a repousse case of this date. The hinge, catch and button are fine and the case snaps shut nicely. Very little wear with no holes or repairs.
The total weight of the gold cases (without crystal) is 42.5 gms.