SILVER PAIR CASED WINDMILL AUTOMATON – 1795
This is a beautiful late 18th Century English verge pocket watch with a unique windmill automaton dial encased in silver. The watch features a full plate fire gilt movement with fusee and chain, a pierced and engraved cock, and a silver regulator disc. The plain three arm steel balance is complemented by a blue steel spiral hairspring. The white enamel dial is adorned with a polychrome enamel scene of a windmill with rotating gold sails situated at the centre of the watch, alongside a beautiful riverside view of a church, bridge, and a fisherman on the bank. The dial features Arabic numerals with gold hands. The pocket watch is contained in a silver pair of cases, with the inner case marked "TC", and the contemporary silver outer case is monogrammed. The watch is in excellent condition with a well-painted dial, and a lateral steel stop lever that acts in the contrate wheel. The pocket watch is signed by Jno Jackson Boston and hallmarked in London in 1795. This watch has a diameter of 59mm and a depth of 14mm.
Signed Jno Jackson Boston
Hallmarked London 1795
Diameter 59 mm
Depth 14 mm