Silver Champleve Dial Verge by Kipling


Signed   Will Kipling  - London
Circa   1730
Diameter   48 mm       Depth   15 mm

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An 18th Century English verge with silver champleve dial by Kipling in silver pair cases.  Full plate fire gilt movement with square baluster pillars.  Pierced and engraved masked cock with second steady screw to the table.  Pierced and engraved foot and plate engraved with a hand pointing to the silver regulator disc.  Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Plain three arm gilt balance, blue steel spiral hairspring.  Brass edge to the signed silver champleve dial, Roman and Arabic numerals, blue steel beetle and poker hands.  Matching silver pair cases, silver pendant and stirrup bow.  The movement released from the case by inserting the tip of a silver key into a small hole at six o’clock.  Plain silver outer case, both case with maker’s mark “IH” below a coronet and bearing the number corresponding to that on the movement.

In excellent overall condition.  William Kipling from Romaldkirk in Yorkshire. He was apprenticed in London in the Blacksmiths' Company in September 1695 to Thomas Johnson.  Working as a watch and clockmaker 1705 - 1737.  The dial is signed in a style which he almost exclusively employed.  Casemaker John Hickes, free of the Clockmakers company 1694.