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.