Early 18thc. Verge In Silver Pair Cases
Stock No. 1806
Silver pair cases, 56 mm
Price £2650 Reserved
Good early London verge, in nice condition..
MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with a large and particularly well engraved and pierced winged balance cock, featuring a mask on the neck and birds within foliage and scrolls above. Four Egyptian pillars.
Signed Ric. Street and numbered 813.
In very good condition and running well.
DIAL : Fine silver champleve dial, with central disk signed as the movement.
In very good condition throughout. Nice original 18th century steel hands.
INNER CASE : Silver, with maker’s mark IW?.
In reasonable condition, except around the neck where there is damage. This has been repaired by the addition of a silver plate riveted to the inside of the case. The bow and stem are later base metal replacements. There are a couple of small bruises around the band
The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is also good.
OUTER CASE : Silver, with no maker’s mark.
All in very good condition, though the catch and catch button are replacements.
Richard Street is listed in Show Lane and then Fleet Street in London between 1687 and 1722.