An English sterling silver pair cased verge pocket watch, the cased hallmarked for London, circa 1832, the dial enagraved with an animated tower clock and waterwheel scene, housed within a silver outer case, 54mm diameter
pair cased. A pair cased watch is one with a double case. The movement is encased, and for additional protection this is fitted into an outer case.
circa. A Latin term meaning 'about', often used in the antique trade to give an approximate date for the piece, usually considered to be five years on either side of the circa year. Thus, circa 1900 means the piece was made about 1900, probably between 1895 and 1905. The expression is sometimes abbreviated to c.1900.
The buyers premium is an additional percentage charge on the hammer price of the item, imposed by the auction house to cover administrative costs. The buyers premium percentage varies between auction houses, with a range of 12.5% to 22%.