Gold and Enamel Chatelaine Watch


Signed   Thomas Morgan - Edinburgh
Hallmarked London   1773
Diameter   46 mm         

1 in stock


An 18th Century Scottish verge in a gold and enamel pair case with matching chatelaine.  Full plate fire gilt movement, high count train wheels with six spoke crossings and pinions of eight leaves. Pierced and engraved cock, engraved foot and plate for the silver regulator disc.  Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Plain three arm steel balance, blue steel spiral hairspring.  White enamel dial with Arabic numerals, gold beetle and poker hands.  Plain gold inner case, the marks indistinct.  Gold and enamel outer case, maker’s mark “HB” in a serrated edged rectangle.  The bezels with a row of white champleve enamel circles and blue champleve enamel decoration.  Central oval cartouche of a classical urn in dark blue translucent champleve enamel bordered with white enamel.  Above a tied ribbon of blue enamel and below translucent green champleve enamel of crossed psalm leaves.  Fine matching chatelaine, the gilt clip faced with gold decorated in champleve enamel repeating the design on the case.  Hanging from the clip are three matching gold faced gilt cartouches joined by gold rings and small enamelled cartouches.  The watch secured to the lowest cartouche by a hinge and swivel hinged gilt clip with threaded safety collar. Two further chains of gold rings and small enamelled cartouches also hang from the clip each terminating in a gold spring clip with threaded safety collar.  One chain has a gold crank key, now missing the shaft.  Fitted in a shaped silk lined case covered in black shagreen.