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Watch: M/P.40 & A-1913

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Dupin, Paul
Maker: Goujon, Stephen




Verge watch in gold repousse case set with diamonds and rubies

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'P. Dupin LONDON 1380'. Balance cock with pierced and engraved table having chamfered edge engraved with acanthus leaves. Face engraved at neck, foot pierced and engraved with narrow edge. Brass balance. Pierced and engraved slide plate, silver regulation dial with Roman numbers I to VI. Plate engraved as above. Pierced fusee iron post, case bolt in brass edge with nib through dial. Rectangular potance and counter potance, riveted to plate. Tangent set-up under barrel. Plain repeating barrel. Third wheel recessed. Pillar plate with four turned pillars having both ends tapered. Fusee and chain, barrel with on lip, set-up under barrel. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise. Runners with five pinions and governed by depthing pinion. Runners planted anti-clockwise. Polished hammers pointing clockwise.

REPEATING WORK: 1/4 mechanism. Chain repeating rack. All-or-nothing lever, over hour snail and star wheel, moved by lever on repeating rack. 'English' type mechanism. Pulse piece.

BRASS EDGE: Gilt, bayonet fixing and one screw, engraved around edge with acanthus leaves.

BELL: Back scratched 'Wyke'.

CAP: Gilt, engraved as top plate, semi-circular regulation aperture, wide blued steel slide clip.

DIAL: White enamel on copper, three feet. Outer radial Arabic 5 minute figures, ladder minute ring, radial Roman chapters, diamond set in silver half-hour marks. Inner line ring. Enamel dial to cut accept jewels, chip at 3.30 and 9.30.

HANDS: Silver Louis XV type set with diamonds.

INNER CASE: Plain bezel, body sides pierced and engraved, mask engraved at 6 o'clock and scene of house and tree with '1380' under at pendant. Plain pendant stem with cheese-shaped top, applied flower at top, side of top stamped twice with eagle's head, facing to right. Inside stamped '1380' and maker's mark 'SG' under a fish, head to the left. Body opening scratched '26 to 51'.

OUTER CASE (A): Gold repousse case set with diamonds and rubies. Bezel repousse and pierced, set with two diamonds set in silver with a ruby set in gold at four places, at 1.30 etc. Body repousse engraved and pierced panels at sides. Back repousse of verse of flowers set with diamonds in silver, and rubies in gold.

Legal notes

Frank Gray Smart Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1730

Components of the work

Dial composed of enamel ( on copper) copper
Fusee Post composed of iron
Dial, Outer Case composed of diamonds
Brass Edge composed of gilt
Outer Case composed of rubies Diameter 46 mm Height 51.5 mm Thickness 29.25 mm
Pair Case composed of gold
Movement, Hands composed of silver
Balance composed of brass (alloy)
Movement (top Plate) Diameter 27 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 29.5 mm
Movement (brass Edge) Diameter 32.5 mm
Inner Case Diameter 38.75 mm Height 48 mm Thickness 23.5 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 5.5 mm
Movement, Bezel
Movement, Cases

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P. Dupin LONDON 1380
  • Location: Movement
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's name
  • Text: Wyke
  • Location: Back of bell
  • Method of creation: Scratrched
  • Type: Name
  • Text: Side of top stamped twice with eagle's head, facing to right. Inside stamped '1380' and maker's mark 'SG' under a fish, head to the left.
  • Location: Inner case, side of top, inside
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Maker's name

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.40 & A-1913
Primary reference Number: 207171
No.: 1380
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Audit data

Created: Monday 30 November 2015 Updated: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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