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Watch: M/P.53 & A & B-1913

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Conway, G.
Case maker: Unknown




Verge watch in silver gilt pair case, with associated filigree outer case.

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'G. Conway London 62381'. Balance cock, table pierced and engraved with vase from neck and central flower, foot engraved. Polished steel balance. Slide plate engraved, silver regulation dial engraved 1 to 6 in Arabic figures. Fusee iron post turned. Plain winged polished steel case bolt, nib in brass edge. Potance, foot with moulding at end, screwed to plate, foot and inside of plate marked with three centre pop marks. Counter-potance riveted to plate. Pillar plate with four turned pillars with central cylindrical portion and rib and tapered ends. Under-dial set-up clock, plate stamped 'S'. Fusee and chain, barrel with one lip, set-up clock under dial. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise.

BRASS EDGE: Gilt brass, three feet, scratched on plate side 'WHP 3/1/02'.

DIAL: White enamel on copper, three feet, counter enamel marked in red '10'. Ladder minute ring, diamonds at quarters, radial Roman chapters.

HANDS: Gold, beetle and poker.

INNER CASE: Silver gilt, plain body and bezel. Inside of body stamped with maker's mark 'NI' in rectangle, London H.M. 1792 with Duty Mark. Inside scratched '1.02,5', '576' with 'o/22/j' and 'GA'. Cylindrical pendant, half thickness cut away at back bottom, plain cylindrical top. Plain stirrup bow.

OUTER CASE (A): Gold, filigree.

WATCH PAPER (B): Printed paper with Royal coat of arms at top with pritned under 'Alexr Mowat & Son/Watch & Clock/Makers/7 Duiet Street/Bath' and around edge, at top 'To her Majesty's commissioners of works & public buildings'; at bottom 'chronometers repaired and adjusted'. On the back is written 'Decr 8th. 1857'.

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-19th Century
1790 CE - 1830

Components of the work

Dial composed of enamel ( on copper) copper
Brass Edge composed of gilt brass
Inner Case composed of silver gilt Diameter 43.25 mm Height 53 mm Thickness 23.5 mm
Fusee Post composed of iron
Outer Case, Hands composed of gold
Movement composed of silver steel
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 36.5 mm
Movement (top Plate) Diameter 36 mm
Movement (brass Edge) Diameter 38.75 mm
Outer Case Diameter 51 mm Height 56.75 mm Thickness 26.75 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 7 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G. Conway London 62381
  • Location: Movement
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's name
  • Text: WHP 3/1/02
  • Location: Brass edge
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Number
  • Text: NI
  • Location: Inner case
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: London hallmark with duty mark
  • Location: Inner case
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: '1.02,5', '576' with 'o/22/j' and 'GA'
  • Location: Inside inner case
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.53 & A & B-1913
Primary reference Number: 207185
No.: 62381
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 2 December 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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