Large silver pair cased London verge

Stock No. 1543

John Jervis
London, 1808
Silver pair cases, 59 mm
Verge escapement

Price £300

A large early 19thc London verge.

MOVEMENT : Gilded verge escapement, with the balance cock nicely engraved and pierced. Further fine engraving to the plate. Large silver regulator disk and blued screws. Four round pillars.

Signed (JN. JERVIS, London) and numbered (3403).

The movement is in good condition and is running well.

DIAL : Fine white enamel dial, in very good condition, with just a few light surface scratches and a small chip on the edge at 9.

Very nice matching gold coloured hands.

INNER CASE : Silver, with hallmarks for London, 1808, maker’s mark MN, and serial number 403.

Very good condition throughout with just a couple of small scratches to the back. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly.

The high dome bull’s eye crystal is in good condition with no chips, but surface scratches.

OUTER CASE : Silver pair case with silver and maker’s marks matching the inner.

In reasonable condition, with a couple of dents to the back, and a short split at the hinge. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut, but the catch button has worn down.

The outer case contains three 19th century Oxfordshire watch papers from Charlbury and nearby Woodstock.