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Watch: M/P.96-1913

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Verge watch, in gold and enamel ball

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'N 6773'. Balance bridge pierced and engraved, polished steel coquette. Brass balance. Silver regulation dial engraved 'A' and 'R', plain gold hand. Turned fusee iron stop. Case bolt polished steel in slot in plate, nib under dial. Adjustable potance. Counter-potance with polished steel plate and adjusting screw. Pillar plate with four turned pillars. Centre wheel recessed. Third wheel bar. Under-dial with ridge at edge, plate stamped '6773'. Minute wheel missing. Fusee and chain, barrel with one lip, set-up click under dial. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise.

HANDS: Blued steel 'Breguet' type. End on minute hand missing.

DIAL: White enamel on copper, three feet, counter enamel. Gold dotted minute ring, three dots at 5 minutes, black vertical Arabic quarter figures, small vertical Arabic chapters. Winding hole at 2 o'clock.

CASE: Gold and enamel, ball shaped, with counter enamel. Chased and enamelled in black, white and red, in eight segments, opens along middle of two of the segments. Pendant with spherical top stamped '6773', push piece down centre to open case. Later gold faceted stirrup bow.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Frank Gray Smart

Place(s) associated

  • Geneva ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
Production date: circa AD 1800

Components of the work

Movement composed of iron silver steel brass (alloy)
Dial, Case composed of enamel
Dial composed of copper
Movement (top Plate) Diameter 19.5 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 20.75 mm
Movement (dial) Diameter 21.25 mm
Case Diameter 25.25 mm Height 35.5 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 3 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'N 6773'
  • Location: Engraved
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.96-1913
Primary reference Number: 207263
No.: 6673
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 8 December 2015 Updated: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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