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country British  
piece name (title): EW2 Richard Ovingham Calendar
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plate full
plate finish gilt
date 1779
case style pair
case material silver
escapement verge
serial number 39699
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notes Gentleman's Sterling silver, verge/fusee, pair case pocket watch with calendar, S/N 39699, made by Richard Ovingham, London, circa 1779.



Size not provided -Both inner and outer case are polished Sterling silver with hallmarks as follows: London Assay office, Sterling Silver, lower case 'd' for 1779 and the initials 'I.R', the casemaker-James Richards, working at various locations in London from c. 1762-1790. There is a tapered stem, pendant and bow in the style most commonly seen at the start of the 19th century, but used earlier on occasion.


White enameled dial with Roman hour chapter, dotted minute ring with Arabic markers placed every five minutes to the outside and an Arabic calendar ring (1-31) seen to the inside. There brass heart shaped hour and minute hands and a steel barbed arrow calendar hand. Movement: Gilt brass full plate movement, square baluster pillars with stop work potence with beautifully scrolled open brass work, fusee with chain, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass cock pierced and engraved with foliage and with rosette at the center and floral engraving at the end with step down foot containing scroll work, screwed in place and having an aperture for a winding post. Tomkin style silver regulator wheel, The plate is signed in script, Richard Ovingham, London, 39699.


Oxidative changes to cases. Dial with slight speckling but overall quite good and legible. movement appears to be able to function with proper maintenance. what makes this example priced higher than the usual silver pair cased examples is the presence of the calendar dial and the overall condition of the movement.


C. 1779
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