An early and very unusual Italian verge for the Turkish market.
MOVEMENT : Signed (Tomaso Beckman, Venezia). Gilded verge movement with engraved and pierced balance cock and plate. Gilt regulator disc with Turkish numerals. The movement is in good original condition, and is running well.
DIAL : 42 mm, silver champleve with Turkish numerals. In excellent condition. Blues steel hands. The hour hand is an 18th century original though the minute hand is later.
INNER CASE : 49.5 mm. Silver, with no hallmarks but maker’s mark EV?. Very good condition except for the repair around the stem where the pendant has been reattached to the case. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut nicely. The high dome crystal is fine.
MIDDLE CASE : 59.5 mm. Again silver with no hallmarks. Excellent condition. The hinge, and catch button are fine, with just some dents to the catch button. Again the hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut nicely.
OUTER CASE : 71 mm. Silver repousse. Some wear to the hinge which is a bit bent so the case doesn’t close tightly. Otherwise no damage.