18thc.  Case For Striking Watch

Stock No. P063

English, c1720

Gilt outer case for a striking watch.


Diameter 56 mm, inner bezel diameter 53 mm, inner depth to bezel 24.5 mm.

Brass base, with gilt rims and sound holes to back and bezel..

This case was originally covered with shagreen, but this has been lost except for some residue on the bezel. The sound holes have gilt rims, some of which are now missing.
The catch button is dented and some of the gilding has worn off the rims, but the hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut nicely.