Pair cased verge by Leroux, London

Stock No. 1503

John Leroux
London, c1780
Gilt pair cases, 55 mm.
Verge escapement

Price £1350

A fine quality verge, by an excellent London maker.

MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with engraved and pierced balance cock, diamond endstone, polished steel escape wheel, four round pillars, and blued screws. A lever on the side of the dial at 8 o’clock stops and restarts the movement.,

Signed and numbered (3483).

This movement is in excellent condition, and is running well.

DIAL : Beautiful, signed white enamel dial with subsidiary seconds. Matching arrowhead gold hands.

All in excellent condition.

INNER CASE : Yellow metal, with no maker’s mark.

In very good condition throughout. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is also fine.

OUTER CASE : Yellow metal, again with no maker’s mark.

All in excellent condition. The hinge, catch and catch button are all fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly.

John Leroux (1750 – 1805) is listed at 8 Charing Cross, London. He is known for his development of the lever movement following Thomas Mudge’s invention of the escapement.