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Watch: M/P.47-1913

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Hacket, Simon




Verge watch in gilt case

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'Simon Hacket at the Royall Exchang fecit.' Balance cock with pierced and engraved table and fot, both with free form edges. Table repaired, brass plate soft soldered beneath. Brass set-up ratchet. Steel click, on post, and spring. Top plate with engraved border and as above, counter-potance rivet engraved with rose. Rectangular post hole and other hole filled in plate and 2 unused pin holes, all under cock. Rectangular fusee iron post with shaped profile. Case bolt is missing, but would be under the dial, with nib through dial plate. Rectangular potance engraved on side, with soft solder repair. Counter-potance with engraved side, riveted to plate. Pillar plate with four narrow Egyptian pillars. Split fusee and gut, two lips on barrel. set up click on top plate. Verge escapement. Train, three pinions, planted anti-clockwise.

DIAL PLATE: Silver gilt, with joint and four tags to fit case. Engraved with winged cherub face, under joint, and foliage design outside applied chapter ring, inside ring scene of town scene over a river. Chapter ring engraved with radial Roman chapters with half-hour marks, line rings outsdie chapters and inside, inside ring with hour dots. Back of dial plate with recess for hour wheel and case bolt spring, slot for case bolt.

HAND: Blued steel, broken plain pointer, and tail.

CASE: Silver gilt with chased decoration, six plain radial ribs having flowers and arched stems between. Decoration carried on to bezel, rose in centre of body. Winding hole in back of body. Bezel, not split, glass secured by five pins. Pendant in form of bud, with plain ring bow.

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


17th Century#
Production date: circa AD 1650

Components of the work

Case, Dial composed of silver gilt
Fusee Post composed of iron
Fusee composed of gut
Movement composed of steel brass (alloy)
Case composed of glass Diameter 33 mm Height 41.25 mm Thickness 26.75 mm
Movement (top Plate) Diameter 26.5 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 27 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 6.5 mm
Movement, Dial

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Simon Hacket at the Royall Exchang fecit.
  • Location: Movement
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's name

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.47-1913
Primary reference Number: 207178
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Audit data

Created: Monday 30 November 2015 Updated: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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