Silver repousse pair cases by James Wood, London

Stock No. 1435

James Wood
London, 1776
Silver gilt repousse pair cases, 49.5 mm
Verge escapement

Price £950  Sold

A London verge watch, in silver repousse pair cases, with a fine quality movement.

MOVEMENT : Gilded verge escapement, with engraved and pierced balance cock. Four square pillars, blued regulator disk and screws, and an exceptionally large diamond endstone.
Signed (Jams. Wood, London) and numbered (375).

The movement is protected by a removable gilt dustcap, signed and numbered as the movement.

The movement is in good original condition and is running well.

DIAL : The original white enamel dial is in very good condition, with just a few light scratches, the only one visible just above 5.

Excellent matching fancy gold hands.

INNER CASE : Silver gilt, hallmarked for London, 1776, maker’s mark JB.

In good condition. There is some wear to the gilding, especially to the brass stem and bow, and with the silver showing through in places around the band.
The brass bow and stem appear to be original (originally would have been gilded to match the case).

The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut, though with a slight gap. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is fine.

OUTER CASE : Silver gilt pair case with repousse decoration showing a classical scene.

In very good condition with just a little wear to the high points of the repousse work, but no holes. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut firmly Even wear to the gilding throughout.