|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. Hallmarked Birmingham 1840. Signed: Geo Whiston Stafford
|Lot ID: 400|
|Low Estimate: GBP 1,300|
|High Estimate: GBP 1,600|
|Next Bid: GBP 650|
|Sale ID: 1|
|Sale Date: July 14, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Live Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: British Antique Dealers Association|
|Sale Terms: View here|
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|Location of Origin: England|
|Dimensions: Diameter 58 mm Depth 15 mm|
|Primary Classification: Jewelry for Sale : Antique Watches|
|Few English half hunter pair cased watches were made. This is the first we have seen where the outer numerals have been replaced by the owners name.|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||BADA Antiques Auction : 413 Lots : July 14,2016 : 10AM EST|
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