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John Hodges, London
A RARE SMALL SILVER SINGLE CASED VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1740, NO. 1022
Estimate
5,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT
21
John Hodges, London
A RARE SMALL SILVER SINGLE CASED VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1740, NO. 1022
Estimate
5,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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John Hodges, London
A RARE SMALL SILVER SINGLE CASED VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1740, NO. 1022
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with foliage and a grotesque mask at the neck, similarly decorated broad foot, flat balance, fusee and chain, baluster pillars, signed John Hodges, London, 1022
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Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, central cartouches signed and numbered Hodges, London
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Case: plain silver, the back with shuttered winding aperture, case maker's mark EG with star above for Edward Gibbons
width 38mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, pp. 194-195, pl. 106

Catalogue Note

This is an unusually small watch by John Hodges who was working in Clements Lane, close to Monument, in the City of London in 1729; nine years later he had moved over the other side of Lombard street to Exchange Alley. The silver case was made by Edward Gibbons who registered his mark in 1736.

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

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London