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Verge watch in a gold enamelled case set with pearls

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An image of Verge Watch. Watch in a gold enamelled case set with pearls. Gregson of Paris. Full plate movement engraved 'Gregson a Paris', also painted on dial. Balance bridge having pierced and engraved table, and polished steel coquette. Brass balance. Silver regulation dial engraved 'A' and 'R' at end of scale. Plain cock for top pivot of fusee. Plain plate engraved as above. Fusee iron post turned. Case bolt sliding in plate with conical end, nib under dial. Adjustable potance. Counter potance screwed on underside of top plate with polished steel end plate and adjustable screw. Pillar plate with four plain turned pillars. Sunk centre wheel. Third wheel bar. Small raised wall, about 1 mm high, around movement, cut away for joint, case bolt, barrel and dial pillars. Flat surface under dial. Fusee and chain, set-up click under dial, barrel with with one lip. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise. White enamel on copper with gilt edge, counter enamel inscribed '23' and 'R'. Vertical Arabic quarter figures, circle and lines minute ring. Vertical Roman chapters, name painted as above in arc from 7 to 5 o'clock. Winding hole at about 1.50. HANDS: Gold beetle and poker. Gold inner case, ring of pearls set around bezel an body, band of bezel chased with rope pattern. Back enamelled with dark blue translucent enamel over pattern of turned circles, centre with polychrome painting of Electra and a cherub on a cloud, outside edge with pattern of gold line intertwined with dotted gold line and light blue leaves. Outside circle of chipped holes that once contained diamonds. Inside of case scratched with '2865' and '2950' and case opening scratched '305'. Pendant regular base stamped '157', oval stem, rectangular top stamped 'JM' on top. Wide bow. Outer case, (A): Thin gilt metal band with glass back, open bezel. Storge box: Red leather covered formed box with gilt tooling edge to lid, hinged at top. Diameter, outer case, 53 mm, circa 1780. French.

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Verge Watch. Watch in a gold enamelled case set with pearls. Gregson of Paris. Full plate movement engraved 'Gregson a Paris', also painted on dial. Balance bridge having pierced and engraved table, and polished steel coquette. Brass balance. Silver regulation dial engraved 'A' and 'R' at end of scale. Plain cock for top pivot of fusee. Plain plate engraved as above. Fusee iron post turned. Case bolt sliding in plate with conical end, nib under dial. Adjustable potance. Counter potance screwed on underside of top plate with polished steel end plate and adjustable screw. Pillar plate with four plain turned pillars. Sunk centre wheel. Third wheel bar. Small raised wall, about 1 mm high, around movement, cut away for joint, case bolt, barrel and dial pillars. Flat surface under dial. Fusee and chain, set-up click under dial, barrel with with one lip. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise. White enamel on copper with gilt edge, counter enamel inscribed '23' and 'R'. Vertical Arabic quarter figures, circle and lines minute ring. Vertical Roman chapters, name painted as above in arc from 7 to 5 o'clock. Winding hole at about 1.50. HANDS: Gold beetle and poker. Gold inner case, ring of pearls set around bezel an body, band of bezel chased with rope pattern. Back enamelled with dark blue translucent enamel over pattern of turned circles, centre with polychrome painting of Electra and a cherub on a cloud, outside edge with pattern of gold line intertwined with dotted gold line and light blue leaves. Outside circle of chipped holes that once contained diamonds. Inside of case scratched with '2865' and '2950' and case opening scratched '305'. Pendant regular base stamped '157', oval stem, rectangular top stamped 'JM' on top. Wide bow. Outer case, (A): Thin gilt metal band with glass back, open bezel. Storge box: Red leather covered formed box with gilt tooling edge to lid, hinged at top. Diameter, outer case, 53 mm, circa 1780. French.

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  • Accession Number: M/P.81 & A & B-1913
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/11.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 851 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 332.36kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 11/1
  • Captured: 2013:06:07 14:43:59

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18th Century dial enamel Fitz_AA French gold Gregson pearl pearls pocket watch timepiece verge watch watch watch face

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