Glasgow gold repousse pair cased verge

Watch No. 1525

J. McEwan
Glasgow, 1773
Gold repousse pair cases, 47.5 mm.
Verge escapement

Price £2500

A rare Glasgow verge pocket watch, with ‘lace’ edge decoration to the movement, in gold repousse pair cases.

MOVEMENT : Gilded verge escapement, with engraved and pierced balance cock. Four square pillars, silver regulator disk and blued screws.

Signed (Jds. McEwan, Glasgow) and numbered (8131).

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

DIAL : The white enamel dial is in excellent condition with just a few very light surface scratches. Fancy gilt hands.

INNER CASE : 22ct gold, hallmarked for London, 1736, maker’s mark IW (rubbed).

In good condition. There is the usual slight compression to the band and the stem has been reattached. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome crystal is fine.

OUTER CASE : A fine 22ct gold pair case with repousse decoration showing a classical scene with four figures.

In good condition with just a little wear to the high points of the repousse work, but no holes. The hinge and catch are fine and the bezel snaps shut firmly. The catch button has a little wear.