Silver Champleve Dial Quarter Repeater


Signed   Thos Hemings    London
Circa   1730
Diameter   55 mm       Depth   20 mm

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An 18th Century English quarter repeating verge with champleve dial in decorative silver pair cases.  Deep full plate fire gilt movement with signed and numbered gilt dust cover pierced to reveal the index.  Five turned baluster pillars.  Pierced and engraved cock, pierced and 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.  Push pendant quarter repeating on a bell in the case.  Signed silver champleve dial, engraved gilt edge, Roman and Arabic numerals, blue steel beetle and poker hands.  Fine silver pair cases, the inner pierced and engraved, a large grotesque mask at six o’clock.  Long silver push pendant and stirrup bow.  Repousse silver outer case, also pierced and engraved, four cartouches around the edge of the back, two with busts and the others with baskets of fruit.

In excellent overall condition, the engraving showing almost no sign of wear.