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Watch: PW.26 & A & B-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Taylor, Jasper
Case maker: Aveling, Daniel (Possibly)




Verge watch in pair case.

Movement: Full plate movement signed 'Jasper Taylor 370 in Holbourn LONDON'. Balance cock with pierced and engraved table with large blued steel end piece with red faceted end stone, mask at neck, engraved foot. Brass balance. Engraved slide plate, silver regulator disc, radial Arabic figures 5 to 30. Pierced fusee iron post, polished steel case bolt and spring with vertical pierced foot, nib in brass edge. Potance, with moulding on end of foot, riveted to plate. Rectangular potance riveted to back plate. Pillar plate with four square baluster pillars. Under dial scratched with 'WW, JWd. 1819' and 'Mkjh 2/79'. Fusee and chain, tangent set-up under barrel, barrel with one lip. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise.

DIAL: White enamel on copper, four feet. Radial Arabic quarter figures, dotted minute ring, short radial Roman chapter.

BRASS EDGE: Gilt brass, three feet, hole over case bolt head, for nib.

HANDS: Gold beetle and poker.

INNER CASE: Silver gilt, inside with London HM 1744. Maker's mark incuse intalic (small angle) 'D A', scratch marks 'm & z' '1/50'. Filled hole in side of box, in line with case bolt.

OUTER CASE (A): Tortoise-shell covered outer case with gilt ring, brass pins near edge of body and centrally on bezel.

WATCH PAPER (B): White paper, in shield held by seated woman, 'John Bishop / Watch & Clock / Maker / SHERBOR', around top edge 'A Variety of Jewellery, Silver Plate & Gold Rings, both Mourning & Motto' and around bottom edge 'Engraving neatly Executed', on back in black ink 'Nov. 1832'


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

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1744

Components of the work

Dial composed of enamel ( on copper) copper
Brass Edge composed of gilt brass
Inner Case composed of silver gilt Diameter 41.75 mm Height 53 mm Thickness 26.25 mm
Movement composed of iron silver steel
Outer Case composed of tortoise shell Diameter 49.25 mm Height 57 mm Thickness 28 mm Width 51 mm
Hands composed of gold
Movement, Case Pins composed of brass (alloy)
Movement (back Plate) Diameter 33.75 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 35 mm
Movement (brass Edge) Diameter 36.5 mm
Movement (pillar Height) Height 7 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'Jasper Taylor 370 in Holbourn LONDON'
  • Location: Movement
  • Type: Maker's name
  • Text: 'WW, JWd. 1819' and 'Mkjh 2/79'
  • Location: Movement, under dial
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Mark
  • Location: Inner case
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: incuse intalic (small angle) 'D A'
  • Location: Inner case
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.26 & A & B-1923
Primary reference Number: 207295
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 9 December 2015 Updated: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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