Mid 18thc. gold & enamel verge pocket watch

Stock No. 1850

Clarke & Green
London, 1769
Gold & enamel, 42.75 mm.
Verge escapement


A mid 18th century gold verge watch in a fine gold and enamel case.

MOVEMENT : Excellent quality gilt verge movement, with finely engraved and pierced spoked balance cock, with diamond endstone. Four round pillars.

Signed Clarke & Green, Cheapside and numbered 1849.

In excellent condition, with the blued steel screws almost perfect. Running well.

DIAL : A white enamel dial.

In very good condition, with just some small surface scratches and some rubbing around the edge between 4 and 6. Gilt brass hands.

CASE : Gold, hallmarked for London, 1769 and with maker’s mark IR. Also stamped with case number 1544. Blue and white enamel decoration to the bezel and back.

In good condition, with a couple of very light bruises to the back. The hinge is fine and the bezel closes correctly. The stem, bow and high dome crystal are all good. The enamel is complete and in good condition

Clarke and Green are listed at Cheapside, London in 1781.

The case maker’s mark is for James Reasey of Little Compton Street, Soho. He died in 1773.