Gold cased verge by Green & Ward, London
Stock No. 1658
Green & Ward
Gold case, 51 mm.
Good quality late 18th century London verge, in a fine rose gold case.
MOVEMENT : Nice quality gilded verge fusee movement, with blued screws, diamond endstone, and polished steel balance wheel. Signed and numbered (3928).
All in good condition, and running well.
DIAL : White enamel dial.
In very good condition, with just some surface scratches. May have been refinished, ie. reglazed.
CASE : Hallmarks for 18ct gold, London, 1799. Maker’s mark IW.
The rose gold is in good condition, though with a little wear to the back where engraved initials (?RM) are only just visible.
The case snaps shut and the high dome bull’s eye crystal is fine.
Green & Ward are listed at Ludgate Street, London between about 1795 and 1800.
The case maker is probably John Wright, of 43 Red Lion Street, London.