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Watch: PW.82-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: L'Aine, Girardier




Painted enamel dial.

DIAL: White enamel on copper, three feet (two drilled, one pulled off). Small central time dial with polychrome painting surrounding. Outer painting shows a volcano over some water above a rock signed 'Girardier l'aine' to the left. There is a hole to the left of the time dial where a dial foot has been pulled out. Two people are looking over the time dial towards the volcano on the right. The time dial has a short line minute ring, 3 dots at quarters and a dot at 5 mins., vertical Arabic chapters. Winding hole at 2 o'clock.


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

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

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 47.25 mm
Time Dial Diameter 24.25 mm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.82-1923
Primary reference Number: 207516
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 6 January 2016 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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