A good quality, gilt cased, late 18th century London verge pocket watch. In particularly good condition.
MOVEMENT : Verge escapement, finely engraved and pierced balance cock and four round pillars. Blues screws and jewel endstone. Signed (GRANT, Fleet Street) and numbered (1652).
In very good, original condition and running well.
DIAL : Fine gilt engine turned dial with gold coloured hands.
The dial is in excellent condition with no scratches. The hands are also good.
The domed, bull’s eye crystal is perfect.
CASE : Gilt brass, with ribbed band, stem and bow, and engine turned back.
The back cover is sprung, and released by a button on the stem.
The inner and outer backs are both stamped with a maker’s mark GC.
There is a little even wear to the gilding on the stem and back, but otherwise the case is in fine condition.
All hinges and catches are good and the back cover and bezel snap closed correctly.
John Grant is listed at Fleet Street, London, in the Clockmakers Company from 1781 until his death in 1810.