A Unique Silver Consular-Cased Verge Pocket Watch With Early Jewelled Train
Case: The silver two-piece consular case of later date, unmarked.
Dial: Later white enamel Roman and Arabic dial, winding square by III/IV, aperture by XII for blued-steel disc regulation, blued-steel beetle-and-poker hands.
Movement: Gilt-brass fusee movement boldly signed Edward Banger London in Gothic script, with Egyptian pillars, a grotesque mask to pierced and engraved bridged balance cock with diamond endstone, the train with pierced jewelled pivot holes with endstones for the escapement and three upper train wheels.
Provenance: Time Museum Collection, Rockford, Illinois, inv. no. 2290. Sold Sotheby's, New York, 15 October 2004, lot 538 (60,000 USD)
Literature: Garnier & Carter, The Golden Age of English Horology, 2015, p.226 - 227.
Comments: Probably the earliest known watch with jewelled train bearings.