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G. Burgis, London
A VERY RARE GOLD MINIATURE PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH 1730, NO. 2079
Estimate
7,0009,000
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G. Burgis, London
A VERY RARE GOLD MINIATURE PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH 1730, NO. 2079
Estimate
7,0009,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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G. Burgis, London
A VERY RARE GOLD MINIATURE PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH 1730, NO. 2079
Movement: gilded full-plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved masked balance cock, similarly pierced and decorated foot, plain flat balance, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed and numbered G. Burgis, London, 2079
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Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands
• Cases: plain gold inner, the back with winding aperture, maker's mark WI incuse for William Jaques junior • plain gold outer, both cases hallmarked London 1730 
width of outer case 28.5 mm, diameter of inner case 24 mm
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Provenance

Antiquorum Geneva, The Art of British Horology, 21st October 1995, lot 43

Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 186, pl. 99

Catalogue Note

This is an almost perfect miniaturisation of the 'standard' sized watches of this period. Signed by G. Burgis, the watch is likely the work of George Burgis whom F. J. Britten records in his book, Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers. George Burgis’s will, which was proved on 15th July 1736, recorded his address as St. Martin in the Fields [see: Antiquarian Horology, Vol. 30, No. 5, March 2008, p. 685].

The Celebration of the English Watch Part IV, George Daniels 20th Century Innovator

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London