London verge in full hunter case

Stock No. 1764

Thomas Reynolds
London, 1842
Silver hunter case, 50 mm.
Verge escapement


MOVEMENT : A gilt verge movement, signed ‘Thos. Reynolds, LONDON’, and numbered (562). With a finely engraved and pierced balance cock, showing a squirrel at the top. Blued screws.

All in very good original condition, and running well.

DIAL : White enamel, in perfect condition except for a couple of very light scratches.
Gilt hands.

CASE : Silver, full hunter, case with hallmarks for London, 1842, maker’s mark JG. Engine turned engraving to the band and both covers, and empty cartouche to the centre of the front cover.

In very good condition, with very little wear to the engine turned engraving.
The front cover is sprung, and this cover does lift when the button on the stem is pressed. The hinges are fine and both covers snap shut. The crystal is fine.

There is a Thomas Reynolds listed as working in London between 1817 and 1844.

The case maker is probably James Allen Green, of Clerkenwell, London.