A fine quality London duplex, in a heavy 18 ct. gold case.
MOVEMENT : Good quality gilded duplex fusee movement, with undamaged blued screws, diamond endstone, steel balance wheel, and 6 spoke wheels. Signed (D & W Morice, Fenchurch Street, London) and numbered (5070). The movement is protected by a removable signed gilt brass dustcap.
There are a few scratches to the balance wheel, and around the pillar tops but in generally excellent condition and running very well (within a few seconds per day).
DIAL : Fine white enamel, with seconds subsidiary. Perfect condition. Blued steel hands.
CASE : Ornate floral decoration to cast band, bezels, stem and bow. Engine turned back. Hallmarks for 18ct gold, Chester, 1801, maker SH, and stamped with the movement number (5070). Very good condition throughout, with just some light scratches to the insides of the covers and one tiny dent on the edge of the back. A little wear to the engine turning. The covers snaps shut nicely and the crystal is fine.
The case, including crystal but excluding the movement, weighs 53.5 gms.
David & William Morice were at Fenchurch Street, London between 1800 and 1832 (David in the Clockmakers’ Company since 1796).