Rare Silver Half Hunter Pair Cased Verge Pocket Watch
Price : £1,400.00
Hallmarked Birmingham 1840
Diameter 58 mm Depth 15 mm
A rare mid 19th Century English verge, the half hunter dial bearing the original owners name, in silver pair cases. Full plate fusee movement with plain gilt dust cover. Pierced and engraved round cock, steel regulator on top plate below the plain three arm steel balance. Rare half hunter style white enamel dial with a small central chapter of Roman numerals. The outer hour markings replaced by the original owners name, "George Mathews" which are only revealed when the front cover is opened. Gold half hunter hands. Matching silver pair cases, the inner with a broad border to the front bezel, small glazed aperture at the centre. Silver oval pendant and bow, maker's mark "JH" in an oval.
Signed Geo Whiston Stafford
Few English half hunter pair cased watches were made. This is the first we have seen where the outer numerals have been replaced by the owners name