A good quality verge, by a top London maker, in fine heavy gold pair cases. All in excellent condition
MOVEMENT : Fine quality verge fusee movement, with blued screws, diamond endstone, four square pillars and finely engraved and pierced balance cock. Fully signed and numbered (606). All in good original condition and running well.
The movement is protected by a signed and numbered (606) dustcap.
DIAL : White enamel. Almost perfect condition, with just a few light scratches. Fancy gold or gilt hands.
INNER CASE : Gold hallmarks (rubbed) for London (the leopard’s head just visible). Excellent condition throughout. The case snaps shut and the crystal is fine.
OUTER CASE : Gold, no hallmarks but with maker’s mark TR. Very good condition throughout. The hinge, catch and catch button are fine, and the bezel snaps shut nicely.
An armorial/crest is engraved on the back, with the motto ‘DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT’ (God will provide).
The gold cases, excluding crystal and movement, weigh 71 gms.
Josiah Emery was born in Geneva in 1725 and started working in London from 1745 until his death in 1797. An important maker who made his first lever watch in 1774.