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Watch: PW.101 & A-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gilt brass outer case covered in green shagreen.

OUTER CASE: Gilt brass covered with very well-worn shagreen. Bezel with circle of pins, diamond of four decorative pins (three missing, one with three pins missing, one with one pin missing), three pins between with larger central pin (ten pins missing). Two portions of shagreen missing and twisted wire at edge missing. Body with circle of pins as bezel (one diamond missing, one with two pins missing, one with one pin missing, two other pins missing). Single large decorative pin in centre of back, ring of twisted wire around edge of body. Pendant slot all in body. '1169' scratched on body opening flat at 11 o'clock.

WATCHPAPERS (A): One printer paper and one plain silk material disc. Printed disc with an animated version of the Royal coat of arms at the top, printed below 'DWERRIHOUSE, CARTER / OGSTON & BELL. / 27 / Davies Street, / from Berkeley Square.' On back is written '602 / 26 / Fqr' with curved line under '602'


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

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 47.25 mm
Thickness: 19.25 mm
Width: 48.25 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century-19th Century
Circa 1750 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Watch Paper composed of paper silk

Materials used in production

Gilt brass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: '1169'
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Number

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.101 & A-1923
Primary reference Number: 207535
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 7 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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