GILT-BRASS AND SILVER CASED VERGE WATCH IN THE FORM OF A TULIP BUD. . CASE Gilt-brass case with three hinged silver bezels, shaped to resemble flower petals, each bezel split and glazed and engraved with leaf decoration. The gilt-brass pendant consists of a loop, twisted and engraved to resemble a flower stem. The pillar-plate is hinged to the case at XII and the blued-steel case catch is screwed to the inside of the pillar-plate. : DIAL & HAND The front of the pillar-plate has an engraved border of scrolling foliage to surround the pinned-on silver dial which has Roman hour I-XII and tapered half-hour marks surrounding a quarter circle. The middle of the dial is engraved with a design of realistic flowers. : MOVEMENT Frame: Egg-shaped gilt-brass plates with four baluster pillars. : Mainspring & Set-Up: Gilt-brass barrel with dovetailed cap and riveted steel hook. Ratchet and click set-up, the gilt-brass click pierced and engraved with foliate decoration. The ratchet wheel is now missing and there is a more recent steel ratchet click screwed to the potence-plate. : Fusee & Stop-Work: Gilt-brass fusee with gut-line and standard stop-work. : Train: Three wheel train of gilt-brass wheel, the second and contrate with 3 crossings. : Escapement & Balance: Verge escapement with a crown wheel running between riveted potence and counter-potence, each with engraved decoration on the visible side. Steel 2-arm balance with a screwed-on gilt-brass pierced and engraved balance cock screwed to the potence-plate. : Motion Work/Duration : Train count: : Beats per hour:
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