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Watch: PW.19-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Verge watch with gold consular case set with pearls.

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement not signed. Balance bridge pierced and engraved, polished steel end piece with round red end stone, with '14' scratched on the underside of the foot. Brass balance. Large silver regulation dial with 'AVANCE' and 'RETARD'. Fusee and barrel holes ringed. Turned fusee iron post. Adjustable potance. Counter-potance with polished steel end piece and adjusting screw. Polished steel, truncated cone, case bolt in slot in plate, nib through edge. Pillar plate ith four turned pillars, third wheel bar, under dial stamped '707' and scratched '14'. Fusee and chain, set-up click under dial, one lip on barrel. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise.

DIAL: Gold, outer ring, minute ring with minute strokes and dots every 5 min., radial Roman chapters and inner ring all raised and polished. Matt chapter background and engine turned centre of dial.

HANDS: 'Breguet' style blued steel.

CASE: Gold with bezel and back having an outer circle of pearls, centre of back engine turned. Inside back stamped '50' and scratched '1+/-/-.' Spherical pendant stamped '27707' and '50' on front, ring bow with unidentified stamps.


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


19th century
Production date: circa AD 1800

Components of the work

Case composed of pearls Diameter 35.25 mm Height 41 mm Thickness 12.5 mm
End-stone composed of ruby
Dial, Case composed of gold
Movement composed of silver brass (alloy)
Movement, Hands composed of steel
Movement (pillar) Diameter 2.5 mm
Movement (back Plate) Diameter 28 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 29.25 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: '14'
  • Location: Movement
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Number
  • Text: '50', '27707', '50'
  • Location: Case
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Number

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.19-1923
Primary reference Number: 207288
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 9 December 2015 Updated: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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