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Watch: M/P.15-1913

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Lindgren, Erik
Case maker: Bergs, Frantz




Verge watch in enamelled and chased gold case.

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'Er Lindgren Stockholm No. 295', stamped with crown under Lindgren and 'C' over Stockholm. Balance bridge pierced and chased with polished steel coquette over brass pivot bar. Polished and unsually large steel balance. Silver regulation dial with 'Fort' and 'Sent' at end of scale. Plain blued steel hand. Engraved fusee pivot cock. Engraved foot of counter-potance. Plain un-gilt cock for contrat wheel. Polished steel combined fusee irong and spring, turned stop. Polished steel case bolt in slot in plate, nib under dial. Adjustable potance. Counter-potance with steel end piece, no adjustment screw. Pillar plate with four five-sided baluster pillars. Under dial third and contrate double ended cock, centre recess. Scratch on plate recess '3493', 'Bztqz+', 'BUM' over 'iOl Co' over '12 2/7 12', on edge 'C A Nystro' and '1/4' on joint. Fusee and chain, tangent set-up under barrel, barrel with one lop. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise.

DIAL: White enamel on copper, three feet. Radial 5 minute figures, ladder minute ring, dots at hours, radial Roman chapters, inner circle. Winding hole at 3.30. Counter enamel inscribed 'U'.

HANDS: Gold Louis XV style.

CASE: Gold consular, enamelled and chased. Baroque style decoration with enamel in green, translucent green and painted white. On the back is a chased sun-burst with a parrot on flowers, in painted enamel. The bezel is also chased and enamelled. Diamond case stud. Inside stamped '20K' in shaped block. Maker's mark 'FB' in a rectangle, three crowns against wavey lines in three circles and incuse 'B' (covered by case spring). Pendant with diamond at end, stamped on the side with a five pointed star. Plain stirrup bow.

Legal notes

Frank Gray Smart Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Stockholm ⪼ Sweden

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1913-06-05) by Smart, Frank Gray


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1765

School or Style


Components of the work

Dial, Case composed of enamel ( on copper)
Case composed of diamond ( stud) Diameter 47.5 mm Height 55 mm Thickness 23.25 mm
Dial composed of copper
Case, Hands composed of gold
Movement composed of steel
Movement (top Plate) Diameter 36 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 37.25 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 6.75 mm
Movement, Case
Movement, Hands

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Stamped with a crown under Lindgren, and 'C' over stockholm

  • Text: Er Lindgren Stockholm No. 295
  • Location: Plate movement
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's name
  • Text: 3493', 'Bztqz+', 'BUM' over 'iOl Co' over '12 2/7 12', on edge 'C A Nystro' and '1/4'
  • Location: Movement
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Scratch marks
  • Text: FB in rectangle, three crowns against wavey lines in three circles and incuse 'B'.
  • Location: Case
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.15-1913
Primary reference Number: 207147
Number: 295
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Audit data

Created: Friday 27 November 2015 Updated: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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