A fine quality Irish verge, in wonderful gold repousse pair cases.
MOVEMENT : Fine quality gilt verge movement, with engraved and pierced balance cock, blued screws and silver regulator disk. Signed and numbered (402). All in very fine original condition, and running well. Excellent quality gilding and engraving on the balance cock and plate.
DIAL : White enamel in reasonable condition. There are several very light hairlines (mostly on the left hand side) but no repairs. Wonderful 18th century gold hands.
INNER CASE : 22ct. gold, with London hallmarks for 1775, maker IW. All in good condition, though some wear to the top of the pendant, and this with the bow are replacements (different colour of gold). The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut. High dome crystal in good condition.
OUTER CASE : A very fine 22ct. gold pair case, with wonderful repousse work. A nice heavy case with just a little wear to the high points of the repousse work but no holes or repairs. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut, though the catch button has worn down.
The outer case contains a watchpaper from Chancellor & Sons of Lower Sackville Street, Dublin. The gold cases weigh 59.1 gms (excluding movement and crystal).