A fine early London verge movement, in later silver case and dial.
MOVEMENT : Verge movement, fully signed ‘Edward Burgis, London’, with finely engraved balance cock and plate. Four tulip pillars. In exceptional condition and running well.
DIAL : Later white enamel, in fine condition with no repairs, and just some light surface scratches and some tiny flakes around the edge. Mid 18th century steel beetle and poker hands.
CASE : Later heavy silver case. No marks. In excellent condition throughout.
The dial and case are both later replacements, probably added in the mid 18th century. Both are a perfect fit for the movement, so were probably purpose made.
Edward Burgess is listed in London in 1676 and was still alive in 1713.