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Watch: PW.93 & A-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Giddard, Thomas (Possibly)




Silver pair case, repousse outer case.

INNER CASE: Plain silver with glass, box with three London Assay marks for 1771. Case maker's mark incised 'TG'. Silver pendant and bow.

OUTER CASE (A): Repousse silver, back with repousse picture of Father Time crowning God, who has a shepherd's crook, with a laurel wreath, Jesus with lamb at God's feet. Rococo scrolled frame with flowers outside, edge with waved line. Case assayed and marked by maker as inner, before being worked on. Button and spring removed and placed in inner case. Pendant slot in body with nick in bezel.


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 1771

Components of the work

Cases composed of silver
Inner Case composed of glass Diameter 43 mm Height 54.5 mm Thickness 25.5 mm
Outer Case Diameter 50.5 mm Height 58.5 mm Thickness 27.25 mm Width 50.5 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: all three marks rubbed on one side

  • Text: three, for London
  • Location: Both cases
  • Type: Assay mark
  • Text: 'TG'
  • Location: Both cases
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.93 & A-1923
Primary reference Number: 207527
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 7 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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