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Watch: PW.47-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Betson, Thomas




Verge movement.

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'Thos. Betson LONDON 10485'. Balance cock with chased table and foot, foot with narrow border. Polished steel balance. Chased slide plate, silver regulation dial with radial Arabic numerals 1 to 6. Pierced fusee iron post. Case bolt polished steel, with pierced vertical end. Potance with foot having a moulding at the end, screwed to plate. Counter-potance riveted to plate. Pillar plate with four square pillars, scratched under dial, '10485'. Fusee and chain, tangent set-up under barrel, barrel with one lop. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise.

BRASS EDGE: Three feet, flat on to pillar plate.

DIAL: White enamel on copper, three feet. Radial Arabic 5 minute figures, dotted minute ring, radial Roman chapters.

HANDS: Blued steel beetle and poker.


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 1770

Components of the work

Dial composed of enamel ( white, on copper) copper
Movement composed of iron silver
Balance, Hands composed of steel
Movement (back Plate) Diameter 33.75 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 35.25 mm
Movement (brass Edge) Diameter 37 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 7 mm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.47-1923
Primary reference Number: 207316
No.: 10485
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 10 December 2015 Updated: Wednesday 28 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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