Mid 18thc Swiss verge
Stock No. 1597
Gilt pair cases, 46 mm
A mid 18thc., gilt pair cased Swiss verge, with a particularly nice silver embellished movement.
MOVEMENT : Gilded movement with verge escapement, the silver balance bridge finely engraved and pierced with foliage. Large silver regulator disk , four square baluster pillars and a silver rim to the top plate.
Signed (Bordier a Geneve) and numbered (17857).
The movement is in good condition and is running well.
DIAL : A fine white signed enamel dial.
In good condition, with one small scratch at the centre, a few very small nibbles around the edge, and a short hairline at 6:30.
Fine matching gold coloured hands.
INNER CASE : Gilt brass, with movement serial number stamped inside.
Quite good condition, though much of the gilding worn off, the stem has been reattached and there is a little wear at the catch. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut. The high dome crystal is good.
OUTER CASE : A gilt pair case with engraving to the rims and back.
In reasonable condition. The catch, catch button and hinge are all fine and the bezel snaps shut. A lot of wear to the engraving, especially on the back where it had worn away.