This is a beautifully made English key-wound man's verge pocket watch movement, dating from ca. 1715-20, from the early Georgian period.
THE DIAL : 90% mint, the enamel dial with black Roman numerals with minor marks and tiny edge chip at 6 o'clock. The dial with gilt spade hands. THE MOVEMENT : 100% mint, with richly gilded full plate in wonderful condition.The well engraved and carved Grindley Gibbons style balance cock and substantial foot in superb condition with flower to the centre. The balance cock foot with beautifully engraved cherub head mask. The back plate with further gilded decoration and finely made silvered Tompion time regulator plate with finely pierced and decorated additional plate.
An uncut three arm brass balance, English verge escapement with flat hairspring and fusee and chain. Kipling of London, with a early and low movement number 206. The watch is keywind, comes with a key and is ticking very strongly indeed and movement size is 32 mm diameter.
The movement with substantial Egpytian ballustar pillars. Polished steel movement bolt with its original blued steel ornate screw. Pierced gilded fusee stop work with iron hinge.The movement with several high quality features. These consist of the fusee ratchet on the outside of the fusee, the third wheel is positioned at the top of the movement and the mainspring setup is under the barrel via a worm and ratchet and a highly decorative and carved case spring.
The screws are original, and the gilding is still bright and fresh. William Kipling was active from ca. 1705 through to 1740, active at. Broad Street, Ratcliff Cross, London, A.
Clock and watchmaker, with business involving exports to China and the Ottoman market. This is a very fine Georgian period antique in simply stunning condition, which is a very rare collectable item or a possible investment for the future or of course a fine gift for a birthday, anniversary, wedding etc. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Please note, the magnified electronic images show detail much greater than would be visible with the naked eye.
Any dark areas or marks on highly polished surfaces are almost certainly reflections from the camera or lighting equipment. If there are any marks or dents of any note, these will be mentioned in the description.The only exception to this, is if the watch has been misused or damaged. Please note that we do not accept 3rd part watch makers repairs or invoices. The item "Rare George I Verge Fusee by William Kipling London Pocket Watch Movement 1715" is in sale since Thursday, April 26, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Other Watches". The seller is "vintagewatchstores" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.