Mid 18th century London verge

Stock No. 1602

Thomas Moore
London, 1748
Silver pair cases, 50 mm
Verge escapement

Price £775

A mid 18th century London verge, in good overall condition.

MOVEMENT : Gilded movement with verge escapement, the balance cock finely engraved and pierced with a bird above a mask at the neck. Silver regulator disk, four square pillars and blued screws.

Signed (Thos. Moore, London) and numbered (1304).

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

DIAL : A fine white enamel dial.

Good condition, with just some light scratches around the edge, a small chip on the edge at 6, some small flakes at the centre hole, and a small repair on the edge at 40

Early steel beetle and poker hands, the minute a little short so may have lost the tip.

INNER CASE : Silver, with hallmarks for London, 1748, maker’s mark WM. under a coronet.

Good condition throughout, with just a short dent on the side at 5 and a few other tiny dings. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome crystal is good.

OUTER CASE : A silver pair case with no silver or maker’s marks.
A perfect fit for the inner, so no reason to believe that it is not original.

In very good condition. The catch and hinge are all fine and the bezel snaps shut.
Just a slight dent to the catch button, and a couple of tiny dings.

The case maker is probably William Marshall.