Early Gold Champleve Dial Verge
Price : £12,000.00
Hallmarked London 1694
Diameter 55 mm Depth 19.5mm
A fine late 17th Century English verge with gold champleve dial in gold pair cases. Deep full plate fire gilt movement, Egyptian pillars with decorative pierced galleries above. Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Pierced and engraved winged cock with mask, pierced and engraved foot. Plain steel balance, silver regulator disc. Fine signed gold champleve dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, fine blue steel beetle and poker hands. Gold pair cases, plain inner with split bezel, gold pendant and ring bow. Circular gold shutter to the winding aperture, maker's mark "ID" and number corresponding to that on the movement. Plain gold outer case, makers mark "IE" below a star.
Signed Geo Etherington London 763
An attractive example of early English watchmaking. George Etherington was an eminent maker, free of the Clockmakers Company 1684 and Master in 1709. Casemaker James Delander, free of the Clockmakers Company 1669