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Watch: PW.80-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Mauris, Jqs




White enamel dial with polychrome painting.

DIAL: White enamel on copper, three feet (cut off). Central time dial, with polychome painting of a figure each side of the time dial and a waterfall beneath, above 'Jqs Mauris A GENEVE', which is above a floral border. Left hand woman pointing towards name and left hand figure holding a sketch. Time dial with short line minute ring with vertical Arabic quarter numbers, dots at 5 mins., vertical Arabic chapters. Winding hole in dial at 2 o'clock. On the back is a '3' inscribed in counter enamel.


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

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Place(s) associated

  • Geneva ⪼ Switzerland

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 copper Diameter 47 mm
Time Dial Diameter 27 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'Jqs Mauris a Geneve'
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's name
  • Text: '3'
  • Location: Dial, back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Number

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.80-1923
Primary reference Number: 207514
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 6 January 2016 Updated: Wednesday 28 March 2018 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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