Silver half hunter pair cased verge by Crawshaw, Rotherham

Stock No. 1450

Andrew Crawshaw
Rotherham, 1815
Silver pair cases, 54.5 mm
Verge escapement


Unusual half hunter style pair cased verge, with particularly finely engraved movement.

MOVEMENT : Signed (A. Crawshaw, ROTHERHAM) and numbered (689) gilt brass verge movement, with four baluster pillars, engraved and pierced balance cock and plate, and silver regulator disc. Blued screws.

The balance cock and plate are very finely pierced and engraved, with a portrait on the neck of the balance cock.

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

DIAL : White enamel half hunter dial, with inner and outer chapter rings.

In very good condition, with just a couple of tiny chips right on the edge.

INNER CASE : Silver, hallmarked for Birmingham, 1815, maker HH.

Very good condition throughout. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut. The small crystal has just one small scratch, and appears to be original.

OUTER CASE : Silver with matching hallmarks to the inner.

Good condition except for one sleeve on the hinge which is worn through so the bezel is loose when open. The hinge pin is still present. However the case does shut securely.

Andrew Crawshaw was born in 1779 and is listed in Rotherham until his death in 1844.