A good early verge movement, by the great George Graham, in a later silver pair case and llightly later dial.
MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, fully signed and numbered (5003). Diamond endstone and 4 square pillars. The underside of the balance cock foot is scratched with the serial number (5003) which is also engraved on the dial plate (a feature nearly always found on Graham's movements). Winged balance cock, with mask, all beautifully engraved.
Very good condition throughout and running well.
DIAL : Fine white enamel dial in excelent condition. This is an early enamel dial, though not original, and probably added in the mid 18th century. Later hands.
INNER CASE : Silver case, with London hallmarks for 1785. Maker's mark NTM (rubbed). The pendant has been reattached and the winding aperture widened, but generally in good condition. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome bull's eye crystal is fine.
OUTER CASE : Silver, with matching hallmarks to the inner. A slight bruise in the middle of the back, and some wear to the neck, but otherwise good. The catch is complete and the bezel snaps shut correctly.
The serial number of the movement dates it to about 1722. In about 1726 George Graham switched from making verge to cylinder movements.