Scottish, silver pair cased verge

Stock No. 1589

Alex Mackay
Banff, 1782
Silver pair cases, 49 mm
Verge escapement


An 18th century Scottish verge, in very good overall condition.

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

Signed (Alex Mackay) and numbered (291).

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

DIAL : A fine white enamel dial.

In excellent condition.
Original 18thc blued steel beetle & poker hands.

INNER CASE : Silver, with hallmarks for London, 1782, and maker’s mark TH.

Very good condition throughout, though the stem has been reattached.
The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome crystal is good.

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

In excellent condition. The catch, catch button and hinge are all fine and the bezel snaps shut.

Alexander McKay is listed in Banff, in 1774