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Watch: M/P.107-1913

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold and silver disc perpetual calendar

Calendar: Small silver body with gold discs calendar with supporting ring. Front with gold disc engraved across, between lines, with the planetary symbol for the day, followed by the day of the week in English. Sunday is at the top, a pin at the edge of the disc at the start of the Wednesday line, the edge of the gold disc opposite with cut-out at side to reveal circle of numbers, 1 to 31, engraved around the outside of the silver disc. Engravd pattern above, and below, the week. The support ring is fixed to a silver disc between 31 and 1. Reverse gold disc engraved with four circles, the outer just in from the edge. Between lines 1 and 2 are engraved the words 'PERPETUAL' and 'CALENDAR', with tapered aperture through all three spaces between, second tapered aperture through 2 and 3 opposite. Second space with knobs under engraved words on outer space and 'Night' and 'Day' engraved next to the apertures, day under perpetual. Third space engraved 'RISING' under 'perpetual' and 'SETTING' under 'Calendar'.
Central silver disc engraved:-

31 28 31 30 31 30

Space 2 8 9 11 13 14 16

Space 3 8 1/2 7 1/2 6 1/2 5 1/4 4 3 1/2

31 31 30 31 30 31

Space 2 (continued) 16 15 13 11 10 8

Space 3 (continued) 3 3/4 4 3/4 5 3/4 6 3/4 8- 8 3/4

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Frank Smart M.A.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1913) by Smart, Frank Gray

Components of the work

Over Knobs Thickness 7 mm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.107-1913
Primary reference Number: 201789
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 June 2015 Updated: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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