This early London quarter repeater, in it’s original silver pair cases, is by one of the finest early 18th century London makers. Wonderful condition throughout though with a mid 18th century replacement enamel dial.
MOVEMENT : Gilt quarter repeating movement. Fully signed and numbered (993). Beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock and plate, with large diamond endstone. Six round pillars and dumb pushpiece. The movement is protected by a gilt dustcap, signed as the movement.
Running well and repeating correctly.
DIAL : White enamel in wonderful condition. A couple of surface scratches and a tiny chip on the edge at the catch at 6. Blued steel beetle and poker hands (good 18th century hands, not reproductions).
INNER CASE : Fine heavy silver case, beautifully pierced and engraved and with the movement number at the base of the pendant and under the bell. Also marked with the maker’s mark ‘I’ struck twice under the bell. All in exceptional condition. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is fine .
OUTER CASE : Again beautifully engraved and pierced repousse silver. The maker’s mark is probably ‘AR’ for Adam Roumieu. A little wear to the repousse details on the back and the catch button is dented, but no repairs. Again a nice heavy gauge case
Stephen Horseman joined Daniel Quare as an apprentice in 1709 and died in 1724.