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Watch: PW.90-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Gilt brass outer case covered with tortoise shell.

OUTER CASE: Gilt brass outer case with copper body and bezel band covered with tortoiseshell. Edge of body, and bezel, have ring of seven headless brass pins to secure shell. Pendant slot, 2/3 in body and 1/3 in bezel.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 47.5 mm
Thickness: 21.25 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

18th century
Production date: circa AD 1760

Components of the work

Covering composed of tortoise shell
Body composed of copper
Pins composed of brass (alloy)

Materials used in production

Gilt brass

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.90-1923
Primary reference Number: 207524
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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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