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Cast of the Inner Case of a Chaise Watch: M.7-1981

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Cast of the Inner Case of a Chaise Watch


Founder: Heckel, Christopher (Probably)




Plaster cast with a design in relief. Circular. In the middle is an asymmetrical scrolled cartouche, enclosing a scene incorporating a trophy of arms in the foreground, and military buildings in the background

Legal notes

Bought with the Jones Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 14.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1981) by Gilman, Michael


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1740 - 1760


Signed 'CH'. Probably for Christopher Heckel.

The design of this plaster suggests that the original silver chaise watch case, which has not been traced, was made for the Turkish market. The initials 'C H' stand for Christopher Heckel who was active as a chaser of silver (and possibly of gold) in London between the 1740s and the late 1770s.

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster, cast

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1981
Primary reference Number: 29415
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 11 November 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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