Early London Verge In Leather Case

Stock No. 1991

Charles Goode
London, c1700
Silver plated & leather case, 55 mm
Verge movement

Price £2250  Sold

This is an early verge, in a fine leather covered consular case, by an excellent London maker.

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


All in very good condition and running well.

DIAL : A fine silver champleve dial, with broad gilt surround, signed to the centre.

There is a little wear to the gilt surround but otherwise in very good overall condition.

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

CASE : Silver plated copper (or brass) with no maker’s mark. The leather covering is held by ornate silver pins.

In good condition though the silver has worn from most of the outer surfaces, showing the copper beneath. The hinge, catch and catch button are fine and the bezel snaps shut. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is good.

The black leather is complete, and in fine condition, with the gold coloured ornamental wire twist around the edges of the bezel and back still intact. There are no pins missing.

Charles Goode was free of the Clockmakers’Company in 1686 and died in 1730. He was a well known and innovative London maker, among the first to use jewelled bearings in watches.