An early example of a full hunter gold case, with a London verge movement.
MOVEMENT : Nice quality verge movement, fully signed (Daw, CHEAPSIDE, LONDON) and numbered (13903). Finely engraved and pierced balance cock, four round pillars and blued screws.
All in very good original condition and running well.
DIAL : White enamel, in almost perfect condition with just a few tiny flakes around the edge. Gilt hands.
CASE : 18ct gold. Hallmarks for London, 1801.
The front cover is sprung, and released by depressing the button on the stem.
Some light scratches to the inside of the front cover, and a couple of tiny dents, but in very good overall condition. The hinges are fine and the cover snaps shut correctly.
The gold case, excluding movement and crystal, weighs 38.3 gms.
PROVENANCE : By family repute, this watch belonged to Edward Barrett Moulton-Barrett (1785-1857), father of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.