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Watch: PW.102-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gilt brass outer case covered with black shagreen.

OUTER CASE: Gilt brass covered in black shagreen with pin decoration. Bezel with wide gilt opening. Side covered with shagreen, with circle of decorative headed gold pins alternating with small plain headed pins, except at hinge where only decorative headed pins are used (two decorative pins missing at hinge, one decorative pin missing, and two plain pins above 3 o'clock). Body covered with black shagreen, with ring of pins at edge, as bezel, but series of decorated pins only around pendant, alternative pattern elsewhere (two decorative headed pins around pendant missing, one decorative headed pin missing). Back with large pattern of gold pins (few missing). Square ended hinge. Pendant slot in body, only nick in bezel. Inside, body and bezel covered in red silk.


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

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 45.25 mm
Thickness: 15.5 mm
Width: 45 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
Circa 1675 CE - 1699 CE

Components of the work

Covering composed of shagreen ( black)
Inside composed of silk ( red)
Pins composed of gold

Materials used in production

Gilt brass

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.102-1923
Primary reference Number: 207536
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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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