Gilt & shagreen early verge

Stock No. 1963

Theophilus Garlick
Wolverhampton, c1730
Gilt & shagreen case, 51.25 mm
Verge movement


This is an early verge, in a gilt and shagreen consular case, with a fine gold champleve dial.

MOVEMENT : Gilded fusee verge movement, with engraved and pierced winged balance cock. Four square baluster pillars. The balance cock is engraved with a mask to the neck and scrolls to the table.

Signed ”Theo. Garlick, WOLVERHAMPTON” and numbered 1698.

All in very good original condition and running well.

DIAL : A fine gold champleve dial, signed to the centre as the movement.

There are a few light scratches but in good coverall condition.

Good 18thc. blued steel beetle and poker hands, in excellent condition.

CASE : Gilded copper (or brass) with no maker’s mark but stamped with the movement number 1698. Shagreen covering, with sliding cover to the winding aperture.

In good condition though the gilding in worn in places. The hinge and catch are fine and the bezel snaps shut. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is good,.

The shagreen is complete except for a small strip on the bezel at the hinge, and another small piece missing on the back rim at the catch button. No pins missing and the shagreen retains a nice strong uniform colour.

Theophilus Garlick was apprenticed to Thomas Atherley in 1721 and worked in Wolverhampton until 1746.