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Watch: PW.76-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Berry, A. (Possibly)

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Description

Brass edge and silver dial.

ITEM: Brass edge with silver champleve dial engraved 'BERRY LONDON'.

BRASS EDGE: Gilt and decorated with radial lines outside dial recess. Back with three mounting pillars with holes for pins, raised edge with cut to accommodate joint, steel friction spring for date ring.

DIAL: Silver champleve dial. Radial Arabic 5 min. figures on cushions, ladder minute ring with arrows at quarters, radial Roman chapters with elongated diamond shapes between, large hole with pierced centre, with blued steel backing disc. Centre pierced and chased with plaques above and below the centre, top plaque engraved 'BERRY'. Bottom plaque, with date hole in centre, engraved 'LON DON'.

DATE RING: Silvered brass date ring with vertical Arabic numbers 1 to 31.

Notes

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

Dating

18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1720

Components of the work

Dial composed of enamel silver
Dial, Edge composed of steel
Edge composed of brass (alloy)
Brass Edge Diameter 43.75 mm
Date Ring

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'BERRY LONDON'
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's name

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.76-1923
Primary reference Number: 207510
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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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