Mid 18th. verge with champleve dial

Stock No. 1833

J. Thims.
London, 1747
Silver pair cases, 48.5 mm
Verge movement

Price £1500

Mid 18thc. London verge, with original dial, in silver pair cases

MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with finely engraved and pierced winged balance cock, featuring a mask on the neck and foliage above. Four square baluster pillars.

Signed J. Thims, London and numbered 5438

In very good condition, and running well.

DIAL : Fine silver champleve dial, with plain central disk .

In good condition throughout, with just some light scratches to the centre

Good 18thc. blued steel beetle and poker hands. The minute hand is a little short so has probably lost the tip.

This dial is original to the movement. There are no modifications or extra holes drilled to the dial plate, dial false plate or the dial itself.

INNER CASE : Silver, hallmarked for London, 1747 and with maker’s mark EB under a fleur de lis.

In good condition, though the stem has been reattached. The hinge is fine and the bezel closes correctly. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is also good.

OUTER CASE : Silver, with no hallmarks or maker’s mark.

In good condition with just a few light bruises to the back. The hinge and catch are fine and the case closes correctly. The catch button is worn down, exposing the black filler.

The case maker’s mark is for Edward Bradshaw of Puddle Dock Hill, , London.