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Watch: M/P.26-1913

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Bonnevye, Claude
Case maker: Unknown




Verge watch in gold form case.

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'C. Bonneuie A Paris'. Balance cock with pierced and engraved table and foot, foot elongated to diameter of plate. Steel balance. Tangent set up with blued steel brackets having trellis work feet supporting the worm. Worm wheel, dial and pointer missing. Rectangular fusee iron post with chamfered outer edges. Fusee iron and spring missing. Rectangular potance, engraved on side, and counter-potance riveted to top plate. Pillar plate with four turned thin baluster pillars. Joint on pillar plate cut off at edge of plate. Under dial side with an engraved border. Case nib hole filled in with iron plug, case bolt spring holes present. Hole end for end of potance. Split gut fusee, barrel with two lips. Verge escapement. Train, three pinions, planted anti-clockwise.

DIAL PLATE: Gold with four tangs to fit case, joint attached. Engraved with foliage and dragons, inside chapter ring with lion's face. Applied gold chapter ring with radial Roman chapters and half-hour marks.

HAND: Blued steel

CASE: Gold circular with scalloped flat sides. Plain circular inside with engraved plate at back with circular hole around movement top plate, turned drop, square leaf form pendant with ring bow. Thickness of body hollow. Two covers having scalloped edges, tapering on outside to central plain circle. Insides plain.

Legal notes

Frank Gray Smart Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


1650 CE - 1850

Components of the work

Fusee Post composed of iron
Fusee composed of gut
Case, Dial composed of gold
Movement, Hour Hand composed of steel
Movement (top Plate) Diameter 29.5 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 31 mm
Movement (dial Plate) Diameter 33 mm
Case Height 54.5 mm Thickness 22.75 mm Width 37.75 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 8 mm
Movement, Dial, Case

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C. Bonneuie A Paris
  • Location: Mvoement
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's name

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.26-1913
Primary reference Number: 207161
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Audit data

Created: Monday 30 November 2015 Updated: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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