PETER GARON, LONDON. A FINE AND RARE SILVER AND TORTOISESHELL PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH, THE BALANCE WITH MOCK PENDULUM CIRCA 1700

Description

Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, large balance cock decoratively engraved with foliage and birds and with semi-circular aperture revealing the balance in the form of a mock pendulum with spring, pierced and engraved foot, fusee and chain, tulip pillars, signed Garon, London
Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, date aperture with gilded ring above 6 o'clock, blued steel tulip and poker hands, outer gilded ring, cartouche to the centre signed Garon, London with scrolling foliage beneath
Cases: plain silver inner case, the back with shuttered winding aperture, ring bow and pendant • tortoiseshell outer case with foliate scrolling silver piqué work with gilt flower heads, the bezels set with piqué roundels
  
diameter or outer case 57mm, inner case 48mm