Early champleve dial, by Perry, London

Stock No. 1485

Henry Perry
London, c1700
Silver pair cases, 54mm
Verge escapement

Price £2750

A fine, early London verge.

MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, the engraved and pierced winged balance cock with wide ‘D’ shaped foot. Four crested Egyptian pillars, silver regulator disk and blued screws.

Running well, and in good condition throughout except for one of the pillars which is missing the top section. Fortunately this damage does not effect the running of the watch.

Signed “HEN PERRY, St. ANNs, SOHO, LONDON” and numbered (319).

DIAL : Silver champleve dial, in good condition. Signed “PERRY, LONDON” on the central disc.
There is just one small hole on the left hand edge of this central disc.

Good early 18th century steel beetle and poker hands.

INNER CASE : Silver, with no hallmarks, but maker’s mark CW and movement serial number (319).

In very good condition throughout. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome crystal is fine.

OUTER CASE : Silver pair case, with matching marks to the inner.

In very good condition throughout. The hinge, catch button and catch are fine and the case closes correctly. There is an old (and small) repair to the centre of the back which obscures the last digit of the serial number.

Henry Parry is listed in Soho, London from 1691, and in the Clockmakers’ Company until 1721.

The case maker is either Cuthbert Weaver or Clay Whitton.