A fine London verge, in exceptionally good gold repousse pair cases, with a later solid gold dial.
MOVEMENT : Very fine gilt verge movement, with beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock and plate, diamond end stone and blued screws. Signed and numbered (2032). All in exceptionally fine original condition and running well.
DIAL : 37.5 mm. Solid gold dial (hallmarked as 18ct gold on the back) in good condition with just a few light surface scratches. Matching gold hands. Both dial and hands are later replacements, probably added around 1800.
INNER CASE : 43 mm. London hallmarks for 22ct gold, 1727. Maker’s mark HR and the movement number 2032. There are a few light bruises on the back but in overall good condition. The pendant and bow are replacements, probably added at the same time as the dial. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. Good high dome bull’s eye crystal with no damage.
OUTER CASE : 50.5 mm. An exceptionally fine repousse case with wonderful detail. 22ct gold with no hallmarks. The catch and hinge are good and the case snaps shut nicely. There is very little wear to the repousse work. No repairs, holes or other damage.
The total weight of the gold cases (with crystal) is just over 72 gms. and the solid gold dial weighs 7 gms.