14 November 2011
John Pepys. An attractive silver gilt openface verge watch with mock pendulum
Signed Jno Pepys, London, circa 1700
Gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, finely scroll and foliage engraved large balance cock, an aperture to the lower part revealing the silver mock pendulum, finely pierced and engraved foliage decorated foot, chased gilt dial, Roman numerals, lozenge-shaped half-hour divisions, outer Arabic five minute divisions, finely chased and engraved floral and foliage decorated circular case, dial and movement signed
50 mm. diam.
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With a gilt and hardstone-set key.
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