Silver pair cased verge with silver champleve dial

Stock No. 1515

C. Wright
London, 1748
Silver pair cases, 49.75mm
Verge escapement

Price £1,500

An early London verge, with a fine champleve dial.

MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, the engraved and pierced winged balance cock with wide ‘D’ shaped foot. Four square baluster pillars, silver regulator disk and blued screws.
The balance cock table has a small bracket on the edge, which allows it to be stabilised by a screw to the top plate. This feature is occasionally found on London watches of this period.

Running well, and in good condition with a small repair visible to the base of the fusee cone where the chain is attached.

Signed “C. Wright, LONDON” and numbered (5034).

DIAL : A fine silver champleve dial, in excellent condition. Signed “WRIGHT, LONDON” on the central disc.

Good 18th century steel beetle and poker hands.

INNER CASE : Silver, with worn hallmarks for London, 1748, maker’s mark ?L and movement serial number (5034).

In quite good condition, with a few light bruises to the band and the pendant has been reattached. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is fine.

OUTER CASE : Silver pair case, with no hallmarks.

Again again reasonable condition, but the catch and catch button are missing so the case does not snap shut.