JOHN WRIGHT, LONDON. A FINE GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH 1717

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Lot №: 91291
Estimate: $7,688 - 7,688
06 July 2017
Sold price
$12,231

Description

Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with foliage and a head at the neck, the foot similarly decorated, flat balance, ruby endstone, a coiled snake indicating upon silver regulation plate, ruby endstone, fusee and chain, baluster pillars, signed John Wright, London
Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the inner ring, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, cartouches to the centre signed Wright, London, all against a stippled ground
Cases: plain gold inner, the back with winding aperture • gold outer case, the back with the arms of the Earls of Oxford and Mortimer, square hinge, both cases hallmarked 1717 and with maker's mark IB with coronet above for John Banbury

diameter of outer case 51mm, inner case 44mm