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Watch: PW.69-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Martin, John (watchmaker)




Verge movement

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'I MARTIN 391 LONDON'. Balance cock with pierced and engraved table with ears, mask at nect, foot pierced and engraved with border. Brass balance. Slide plate pierced and engraved with wavy edge, silver regulation dial with radial Arabic figures 1 to 6. Fusee iron post pierced. Case bolt with flat decorated foot, nib through dial. Potance and counter-potance riveted to plate. Pillar plate with four square section baluster pillars, shallow centre wheel recess (replaced joint). Fusee and chain, click set-up under dial, barrel with one lip. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise.

BRASS EDGE: Three feet, engraved outside dial recess.

DIAL: Silver champleve, three feet. Outer 5 minute cushions with radial Arabic figures, ladder minute ring, radial Roman chapters, inner ring, central hole with disc behind. Disc with plaques above and below engraved 'MARTIN' and 'LONDON'. The quality of engraving on the disc is not up to the standard of the rest of the dial.

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 1720

Components of the work

Movement composed of iron Thickness 22 mm
Dial composed of enamel
Movement, Dial composed of silver
Hands composed of steel
Movement (top Plate) Diameter 34.25 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 36 mm
Movement (brass Edge) Diameter 38 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 22 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'I MARTIN 391 LONDON'
  • Location: Movement
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's name

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.69-1923
Primary reference Number: 207503
No.: 391
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 6 January 2016 Updated: Wednesday 28 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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