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Watch: PW.105-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Outer case covered in tortoise shell.

OUTER CASE: Well worn gilt brass covered with tortoiseshell painted on reverse, with black patches above coloured patches in shell and pale green background. Bezel covered in tortoiseshell with ring of thirty-two plain headed pins (three missing). Back covered with tortoiseshell with ring of forty-seven plain pins at edge (seventeen pins missing). Inside back inscribed 'Green / Black / Torwis' (?). Pendant slot in body, with nick in bezel.


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

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 47.25 mm
Thickness: 20.5 mm
Width: 46.5 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second half#
Circa 1750 CE - 1799 CE

Materials used in production

Gilt brass
Tortoise shell

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.105-1923
Primary reference Number: 207539
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 7 January 2016 Updated: Wednesday 28 March 2018 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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