18thc.  Silver Pair Cases

Stock No. P052

English, 1768
Silver pair cases, 51.5 mm.

Price £200

INNER CASE : Silver. Diameter 43.5 mm, inner diameter 38 mm, inner depth to dial plate base 15.5 mm.

Hallmarks for silver, London 1768, maker’s mark HB (rubbed).

Reasonable condition throughout. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut. The bow and stem appear to be original. The high dome bull’s eye crystal has no chips or cracks, but heavy surface scratches. The silver has some compression around the band, and wear, resulting in a hole, on the band at the opening catch. Al;so a small split on the back from the neck,

OUTER CASE : Silver. Diameter 51.5 mm.

Hallmarks matching the inner.

In good condition throughout. The catch and catch button are complete and the bezel snaps shut properly. Just a few light bruises to the back, but overall the silver is in good condition.
Engraved and pierced to the band and bezel. Two winding apertures, with large sliding shutter. White crystal borders to the bezel and centre of the back, and a large crystal forming the catch button.

The centre of the back, within the crystal border, would originally have been ornamented in some way (enamel or painted plaque) but this is now missing.

Good condition throughout. The hinge is fine and the bezels snaps shut, though is a little bent. The gilding shows a little wear and two of the large crystals is missing from the bezel (though the smaller crystals on the back are complete).

Paul Rimbault is listed at this address in London between 1770 and 1785.