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Watch: PW.8-1923

Object information


Attributed to Le Roy, Julien (Maker)


Verge watch in gold consular case

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'Jn Le Roy A Paris'. Balance bridge, table pierced and engraved, polished steel coquette. Steel balance. Silver regulation dial, radial Arabic figures 1 to 7. Gold regulation hand. Fusee cock engraved. Counter-potance engraved and fixed by screw. Plain flat brass cock for contrate pivot (not gilt). Plain turned fusee iron post. Adjustable potance. Counter-potance with polished steel end plate and adjusting screw. Polished steel case bolt in slot in plate, truncated conical face. Pillar plate with four five-sided baluster pillars, under dial side with centre recessed for motion work, case bolt spring and contrate pivot cock, plate scratched '5849'. Fusee and chain with tangent set-up. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise.

DIAL: White enamel on copper. Radial Arabic 5 minute figures, ladder minute circle, radial Roman chapters, inner circle. Winding hole at 3.30.

HANDS: Gilt brass Louis XVI style.

CASE: Gold, single backed consular case. Back engraved with scene of bridge in front of a town gate. Bezel engraved with three separate floral designs with lined background. The inside is stamped with incised maker's mark of a crown over 'DII' or 'DIJ', over 'F'. Scratched on the inside in 'B3102', 'P12080', '2X79' and 'KO/-'. Scratched inside bezel 'KO'/-' and 'l/r/-'. Cylindrical pedant, flat cheese top. The stirrup bow has been repaired.

There are some doubts as to the authenticity of this piece.


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

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Circa 1740 - 1750

Components of the work

Dial composed of enamel ( white) copper Hands composed of gilt brass Movement composed of iron steel Case composed of gold Diameter 46 mm Height 51.5 mm Width 46.5 mm
Movement (back Plate) Diameter 36 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 37.5 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 6.25 mm
Movement, Case Movement, Hands

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crown over 'DII' or 'DIJ', over 'F'
  • Location: Inside case
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: 'B3102', 'P12080', '2X79' and 'KO/-'
  • Location: Inside case
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.8-1923
Primary reference Number: 207277
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 9 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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