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Watch: M/P.17-1913

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Verge watch in rock crystal cruciform case, of 17th century style.

MOVEMENT: Not named. Cruciform-shaped movement holder with pierced sides, circular hole for a movement. The whole is brazed on to the back of the dial. A late 18th century movement has been soft soldered into the movement hole, pillar plate up, and with all the furniture removed. The plates have been crudely engraved with curved lines.

DIAL: Cruciform with rounded ends, engraved with instruments of the passion. The central dial has outer 'quarter' ring (49 marks), radial Roman chapter, and an engraved centre.

CASE: Rock crystal cruciform with badly cut form. Faces not flat, faces out of line, and the corners are not sharp. Body with solid rectangular projection at pendant. Cover with round recess over dial. Frame gilt metal with castellated sides, spaces circular. Pendant made of many pierced, ill-fitting parts.

Legal notes

Frank Gray Smart Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1880

Components of the work

Frames composed of silver gilt
Movement (back Plate) Diameter 21.5 mm
Case Height 76.5 mm Thickness 20 mm Width 46.25 mm
Movement, Pendant

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Braze welded

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.17-1913
Primary reference Number: 207150
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Audit data

Created: Monday 30 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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