MOVEMENT : Fully signed and numbered (1027). Gilded verge movement with engraved and pierced balance cock. Good original condition and running well.
DIAL : 36 mm, signed white enamel, with gold markers in the chapter ring. Excellent condition with a tiny chip at the centre aperture, a small chip at the catch at 6, some light surface scratches and few of the gold markers are rubbed.
INNER CASE : 42.5 mm. London hallmarks for 1759 and maker’s mark TL?. Excellent condition. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is also fine. The hinge is good and the case snaps shut nicely.
OUTER CASE : 51 mm. Matching hallmarks to the inner. The silver is in very good condition with just a couple of very light bruises. The hinge, catch and catch button are all fine and the case snaps shut nicely.
John Coates is listed in Tetbury between 1747 and 1750.