Stock No. : 1102

J. Simmons
London, c1770
Gilt & horn pair cases
Verge movement


MOVEMENT : Gilded verge movement, signed and numbered (545) with pierced and engraved balance cock. Four square pillars Clean, good condition and running well.

DIAL : White enamel, in fine condition, with just a couple of very light tiny surface scratches. Later brass hands.

INNER CASE : Gilt/brass in very good condition, with no damage or repairs, but wear to the gilding. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut. High dome crystal in good condition.

OUTER CASE : Gilt/brass with underpainted horn covering. Good colour with seaweed pattern underpainted to back and bezel.

The back has one section of horn missing (1 cm) on the bezel, near the catch, and just one crack from this area. Only three pins missing.

The bezel is perfect, with all pins present. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut.

The outer case contains a charming hand painted watch paper.