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Watch: PW.27 & A-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Moore, Peter (watchmaker)
Case maker: Watkins, John (case maker) (Probably)




Verge watch in silver pair case

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'Pr Moore 9289 LONDON'. Balance cock with pierced and engraved table having a 'lace' edge, dragons head engraved on neck, foot pierced and engraved. Polished steel balance. Pierced and engraved slide plate, silver regulator dial with Arabic figures 1 to 6. Pierced fusee iron post. Potance with moulding at end of foot, screwed to back plate, counter-potance pivoted to back plate. Polished steel case bolt and spring with vertical pierced foot, nib through dial. Pillar plate with four square baluster pillars, under-dial stamped '9289'. Fusee and chain, barrel with one lip, tangent set-up under barrel. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise.

BRASS EDGE: Plain, three feet.

DIAL: White enamel on copper with three feet. Outer 5 minute marked with radial Arabic numbers, ladder minute ring, squat radial Roman chapters and thin inner circle.

HANDS: Blued steel beetle and poker.

INNER CASE: Silver, plain, HM London 1766, maker's incuse 'IW' and '9289' stamped inside.

OUTER CASE (A): Silver, plain, HM London, maker's incuse 'IW'.


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: circa AD 1790

Components of the work

Dial composed of enamel ( white, on copper) copper
Movement composed of iron
Movement, Cases composed of silver
Movement, Hands composed of steel
Brass Edge composed of brass (alloy)
Movement (back Plate) Diameter 33.25 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 34.75 mm
Movement (brass Edge) Diameter 36.5 mm
Inner Case Diameter 42 mm Height 50 mm Thickness 25.5 mm
Outer Case Diameter 49.5 mm Height 53.5 mm Thickness 26.25 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 7 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'Pr Moore 9289 LONDON'
  • Location: Movement
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's name
  • Location: Cases
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: maker's incuse 'IW'
  • Location: Cases
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.27 & A-1923
Primary reference Number: 207296
No.: 9289
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 9 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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