Gold Duplex by McCabe


Signed   Jas McCabe Royal Exchange    London
Hallmarked London   1824
Diameter   53 mm       Depth   13 mm

1 in stock


An early 19th Century English duplex by McCabe in a decorative gold open face case.  Full plate gilt keywind fusee movement with signed and numbered gilt dust cover.  Harrison’s maintaining power. Engraved masked cock with large diamond endstone, plain three arm gold balance with three screws, blue steel spiral hairspring.  Polished steel regulator, silver sector index on the plate.  Duplex escapement with jewelled locking stone, large brass escape wheel, pivots with endstones.  Gold dial, engine turned centre and applied gold decoration at the edge repeating the minute markings.  Subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, gilt seconds hand, blue steel Breguet hands.  Engine turned 18 carat open face case, the middle with deeply chased and engraved  cast foliate decoration repeated on the gold pendant and bow. Ribbed bezels, wound through the gold inner dome engraved with a coat of arms, maker’s marks “TW” and  “IMC” and number corresponding to that on the movement.

A good example of an English duplex by this famous maker.  Casemaker Thomas Walker, frequently used by McCabe between 1814 and 1833 for this type of case.