Early 19th gold verge by Barrauds

Stock No. 1752

Barrauds
London, 1820
Gold pair cases, 55 mm.
Verge escapement

Price £2750

A fine quality early 19th century London verge movement, in gold pair cases, by this very good London maker.

MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with endstone to the balance cock. Four round pillars, Boseley regulator and four arm gilt balance wheel.

Signed (Barrauds, Cornhill, LONDON) and numbered (2/959).

This movement is in very good condition and is running well.

DIAL : Fine gold dial in good condition, with engine turning to the centre, and subsidiary seconds dial The back of the dial is stamped for 18ct gold, and also with scratch marks for several watchmakers, including Barrauds (with the same movement number, 959)

All in good condition, with just some light surface scratches and a few tiny pieces of black infill missing.

Excellent gold beetle and poker hands, in perfect condition.

INNER CASE : Gold, with London hallmarks for 18ct., 1820, maker’s mark WW, and movement serial number 959.

In very good condition. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut nicely. The high dome crystal is also fine.

OUTER CASE : Gold pair case with London hallmarks matching the inner.

In excellent condition throughout.

The gold cases (excluding movement and crystal) weigh over 55 gms.

Barrauds at Cornhill London, is listed from 1799 until about 1860. The company were makers of chronometers to the Royal Navy.