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Watch: PW.6 & A & B-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Verge watch in triple case.

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved in Arabic. Balance cock with solid and plain circular table with rudimentary pointed ears, cock foot solid and plain extending to the edge of the plate. Plain solid side plate, small silver regulation disc with Turkish figures, otherwise plain. Plain fusee iron post. Polished steel case bolt with plain side ears, in slot in plate, nib at side. Potance with plain foot with moulding at end, one side shaped, screwed to plate. Counter-potance riveted to plate. Pillar plate with four square section baluster pillars, third wheel bridge. Fusee and chain, set-up click under dial, barrel with one lip. Verge escapement. Train planted clockwise.

BRASS EDGE: Plain brass, hinge block brazed in position.

DIAL: White enamel on copper, with blue markings, ladder minute ring, dots at 5 minutes. Radial Turkish figures, Arabic character under 12 and above 6 o'clock, otherwise plain.

HANDS: Louis VI style brass minute, blued steel beetle hour.

INNER CASE: Plain gilt brass, cylindrical pendant with step, cheese top with rings, stirrup bow.

OUTER CASE (A): Plain gilt brass, having a very deep bezel, with faceted decoration around break on body and bezel, and also on bezel opening.

PROTECTIVE CASE (B): Brass, open faced, covered with tortoiseshell having pins with decorative heads around edges.


History note: Unknown before S.G. Perceval (1838-1922)

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1780

Components of the work

Dial composed of enamel ( on copper) copper
Outer Case composed of gilt brass Diameter 55.5 mm Height 65.75 mm Thickness 31 mm
Protective Case composed of tortoise shell brass (alloy) Diameter 64.75 mm Height 69.5 mm Thickness 34 mm
Movement composed of silver
Movement, Hour Hand composed of steel
Hands composed of brass (alloy)
Movement (back Plate) Diameter 37.75 mm
Movement (pillar Plate ) Diameter 38 mm
Movement (brass Edge) Diameter 40.5 mm
Inner Case Diameter 42 mm Height 61 mm Thickness 29.5 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 8.75 mm
Hour Hand

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.6 & A & B-1923
Primary reference Number: 207275
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 8 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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