Gilt pair cased verge, Deal, Kent

Stock No. 1587

Thomas Aldridge
Deal, c1780
Gilt pair cases, 55.5 mm
Verge escapement

Price £550

A fine 18thc., gilt pair cased verge, in very good overall condition.

MOVEMENT : Gilded movement with verge escapement, the balance cock finely engraved and pierced with foliage, with a vase to the neck. Silver regulator disk , blued steel screws, and four round pillars.

Signed (Thos. Aldridge, Deal) and numbered (108).

The movement is in very good condition and is running well.

DIAL : A fine white enamel dial.

In excellent condition.
Matching gold coloured, skeleton, arrow hands.

INNER CASE : Gilt brass, with maker’s mark WR.

Very good condition throughout, with very little wear to the gilding except on the stem and bow. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome, bull’s eye crystal is good.

OUTER CASE : A gilt pair case with maker’s marks matching the inner.

In very good condition. The catch, catch button and hinge are all fine and the bezel snaps shut. Just a little wear to the gilding on the centre of the back.

Thomas Aldridge is listed in Deal between 1770 and 1791.