MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with engraved and pierced winged balance cock, blued screws, four square pillars, and silver regulator disk. Signed (J. Manning, London) and numbered (1746).
In very good, complete, condition and running well.
DIAL : Nice early white enamel dial in good condition, but with two hairlines and slight damage around the edge at two and six. Fine original 18th century blued steel beetle and poker hands.
INNER CASE : Silver, with London hallmarks for 1733, maker’s mark WA and serial number (1746). In very good condition. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut nicely. The high dome, crystal is fine. The inside of the case is gilded but, other than a trace near the hinge, the gilding on the outside has totally worn off.
OUTER CASE : Silver pair case with worn hallmarks, now indecipherable. In excellent condition throughout. The catch, catch button and hinge are fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly.
The outer case is a perfect fit for the inner, and there is no reason to believe it is not original.
J. Manning is listed in London, pre 1741.