A large London verge, with fine and rare mock pendulum movement.
MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with engraved and pierced winged balance cock and plate, engraved regulator disk and four square pillars. Signed “S. PATRICK, LONDON”. The balance cock table is cut out to reveal a mock pendulum bob, which is attached to the 2 spoke balance wheel.
In exceptionally good complete condition, with the the gilding still bright, and the movement running well.
DIAL : Fine, original, silver champleve dial, signed in the centre “Patrick, London”. All in good condition with no excessive rubbing or wear.
Nice original early 18th century blued steel hands.
INNER CASE : Silver with maker’s mark rubbed. In poor condition. Damage around the neck, where the pendant has been replaced, and the inside strengthened. The hinge has been repaired on the bezel, and the rim of the case is slightly distorted. The high dome crystal has no chips or cracks, but surface scratches. However the bezel does snap shut securely.
OUTER CASE : Silver , with no marks. Excellent condition throughout, with just some tiny bruises. The hinge, catch button and catch are fine, and the case snaps shut correctly.
The inner case is slightly distorted so is not a perfect fit for the movement or outer case. It is possibly a replacement case, though the outer is probably original. Both are of the correct period for the movement. The inner case requires some repair and when strengthened and shaped correctly will provide a better fit for both movement and outer.